Famous People Born In 1420

Discover the most famous people born in 1420. The list includes people like Tomás de Torquemada, Jean Fouquet, Jack Cade's Rebellion, George of Poděbrady, Abdal-Latif Mirza and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, sculptors, renaissance painters and emperors & kings born in 1420. This list includes people from Italy, France and many more countries.
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Jean Fouquet
(French Painter, Miniaturist, Master of Panel Painting and Manuscript Illumination)
Jean Fouquet
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: 1481 AD

Jean Fouquet was a 15th-century French painter and miniaturist. He was highly skilled in panel painting and manuscript illumination and is considered one of the most important painters of his era. The first French artist to travel to Italy, he had a first-hand experience of the early Italian Renaissance. French king Charles VII was among his many patrons.

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Jack Cade's Rebellion
(Rebel)
Jack Cade's Rebellion
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Listed In: Revolutionaries
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Sussex, England
Died: July 12, 1450
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George of Poděbrady
(King)
George of Poděbrady
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 23rd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chateau Poděbrady, Poděbrady, Czechia
Died: March 22, 1471
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Sesshū Tōyō
(One of the Greatest Painters in Japanese History)
Sesshū Tōyō
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bitchū, Ashikaga shogunate, Japan
Died: August 26, 1506

Born into a samurai family, Sesshū Tōyō grew up to be a master painter of the Muromachi period. He excelled in monochrome ink and wash painting, also known as sumi-e. His works depicted Buddhist scenes and nature. Long Scroll of Landscapes remains one of his best-known paintings.

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Gabriel Biel
(Philosopher)
Gabriel Biel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Speyer, Germany
Died: December 7, 1495
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Nuno Gonçalves
(Portuguese painter)
Nuno Gonçalves
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Portugal
Died: 1490 AD
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Benozzo Gozzoli
(Painter)
Benozzo Gozzoli
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Scandicci, Italy
Died: October 4, 1497
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Nicolas Jenson
(type designer, printer)
Nicolas Jenson
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Sommevoire
Died: 1480 AD
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Diogo Gomes
(Portuguese explorer)
Diogo Gomes
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Lagos, Portugal Lagos, Kingdom of Portugal
Died: 1500 AD

Portuguese navigator and explorer Diogo Gomes is known for his West African voyage, which he took up on the orders of Prince Henry the Navigator. Though he claimed to have discovered the Cape Verde Islands, it had already been discovered by Alvise Ca’da Mosto in 1456.

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Bertoldo di Giovanni
(Italian Renaissance Sculptor)
Bertoldo di Giovanni
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Poggio a Caiano, Italy
Died: December 28, 1491

Bertoldo di Giovanni was an Italian medallist and sculptor who served as the teacher and head of an informal academy for sculptors and painters, which was founded by Lorenzo de' Medici in his garden. The academy was attended by popular sculptors and painters like Michelangelo. A pupil of Donatello, Di Giovanni is credited with completing some of Donatello's unfinished works.

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Master E.S.
(Engraver)
Master E.S.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Germany
Died: 1468 AD
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Lewys Glyn Cothi
(Poet)
Lewys Glyn Cothi
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Llanybydder, Wales
Died: 1490 AD

Welsh bard Lewys Glyn Cothi mostly infused a sense of national pride and patriotism among the Welsh people, with his works. He was apparently thrown out of his native town of Carmarthenshire for marrying a widow without the permission of the burgesses. He is remembered for his use of the cywydd metric.

Tomás de Torquemada
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Birthdate: 14th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Castile, Spain
Died: September 16, 1498
Tomás de Torquemada, the first Grand Inquisitor of Spain, is remembered for his role in the Spanish Inquisition. He is known for his intolerance toward Jews and Muslims, leading to their conversion to Catholicism. About 2,000 people were burned at the stake during his tyrannical tenure.
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Luciano Laurana
(Architect)
Luciano Laurana
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Listed In: Civil Engineers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Lake Vrana (Dalmatia), Croatia
Died: 1479 AD
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Nikolaus Gerhaert von Leyden
(Dutch sculptor)
Nikolaus Gerhaert von Leyden
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: June 28, 1473
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Matteo de' Pasti
(Sculptor)
Matteo de' Pasti
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: 1467 AD

Matteo de' Pasti was an Italian medalist and sculptor. He is credited with designing the Tempio Malatestiano in Rimini, which he constructed with the help of Leone Battista Alberti. An important and popular sculptor of his generation, De' Pasti worked on several royal commissions. He also worked for prominent personalities like Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta and Lionello d'Este.

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John Morton
(Archbishop of Canterbury)
John Morton
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bere Regis, England
Died: October 15, 1500

John Morton was an English prelate best remembered for serving as the Archbishop of Canterbury. He also served as the Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of King Henry VII. In a 1972 TV series titled The Shadow of the Tower, which depicted the life and reign of King Henry VII, Morton was portrayed by British actor Denis Carey.

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Arnoul Gréban
(Organist)
Arnoul Gréban
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Listed In: Organists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Le Mans, France
Died: 1485 AD
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Abdal-Latif Mirza
(Ruler)
Abdal-Latif Mirza
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Died: May 9, 1450
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Amadea Palaiologina of Montferrat
(Queen)
Amadea Palaiologina of Montferrat
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1440 AD