1420s

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The 1420s decade ran from January 1, 1420, to December 31, 1429.

Events

1420

January–December

Date unknown

1421

January–December

Date unknown

1422

January–December

Undated

1423

January–December

Date unknown

  • The three independent boroughs of Pamplona are united into a single town by royal decree, after centuries of feuds.
  • Dan II of Wallachia, with Hungarian help, wins two battles against the Ottomans.

1424

January–December

Date unknown

1425

January–December

Date unknown

  • Beijing, capital of China, becomes the largest city in the world, taking the lead from Nanjing (estimated date).[8]
  • By this year, paper currency in China is worth only 0.025% to 0.014% of its original value in the 14th century; this, and the counterfeiting of copper coin currency, will lead to a dramatic shift to using silver as the common medium of exchange in China.
  • The Maltese people rise up against Don Gonsalvo Monroy, count of Malta. The insurgents repel an attempt by the Viceroy of Sicily to bring the island to order. The Maltese do not submit to Catalan-Aragonese rule, until the Magna Charta Libertatis, granting them their new rights, is delivered to them.
  • Sharafuddin Ali Yazdi's critical history of Persia, Zafar Nama, is completed under the auspices of Mirza Ibrahim Sultan, grandson of Timur.

1426

January–December

Date unknown

1427

January–December

Date unknown

1428

January–December

Date unknown

1429

January–December

Date unknown