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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Raid of the Edigü
Emir Edigü threatens Moscow with the Golden Horde .
The Braunschweig old town market fountain
The old town market fountain in Braunschweig is poured.
1408 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 856/857 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1400/01
Aztec calendar 6th tubes - Chicuace Acatl (until the end of January / beginning of February: 5th rabbit - Macuilli Tochtli )
Buddhist calendar 1951/52 (southern Buddhism); 1950/51 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 68th (69th) cycle

Year of the earth-rat戊子 ( at the beginning of the year fire-pig 丁亥)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 770/771 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 786/787
Islamic calendar 810/811 (turn of the year 26/27 May)
Jewish calendar 5168/69 (September 21-22)
Coptic calendar 1124/25
Malayalam calendar 583/584
Seleucid era Babylon: 1718/19 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1719/20 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1446
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1464/65 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Iberian Peninsula


Tomb of Valentina Visconti

Appenzell Wars

Other events in the Holy Roman Empire

Eastern Europe


  • The announcement of a wedding in Hvalsey Church is the last document from the Grænlendingar who have inhabited Greenland since 986 . It was not until 1721 that the Europeans began to set up permanent bases again.


science and technology

Handwriting of the Yongle Dadian


  • November 24th : The old town market fountain for the old town market in Braunschweig is poured. With the construction of the stone and metal fountain, several goals are being pursued: on the one hand, to supply the citizens with fresh, clean spring water, but on the other hand, also with the political (self) representation of the Hanseatic city and its citizens, especially the guild of dressmakers whose guild house, the so-called Klipphaus , borders directly on the old town market and whose patron saint is Saint Catherine, shown on the fountain. In order to underline this concern, namely the representation, the fountain is built in the center of the old town and is originally richly painted and gilded and crowned by the coat of arms of the old town, the soaring Braunschweig lion . This old town coat of arms is already considered the coat of arms of the entire city in 1408.
The memorial stone


Sigismund's knight of the order



Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1408


January to May

June to December

Statue for Valentina Visconti, in the Jardin du Luxembourg

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

Commons : 1408  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Wissenschaft.de, "Icy End on Greenland"