First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…

When Louis, the Dauphin of Vienne, attacked this city with a French army, the Swiss sent 4,000 able-bodied confederates to its aid. Of this more will be said hereafter. The city has two sides. On the greater side are three hills: On one stands the cathedral of the Holy Virgin Mary, adorned by the help of the blessed Emperor Henry II. On the second reside the Regulated Canons of St. Leonard; on the third is St. Peter’s Church. The first cloister, with the abbey of St. Alban, lies at the foremost point of the city. On the same side the Franciscans, Augustinians and Dominicans also have their monasteries, and the Templars and Teutonic Knights their houses; and the nuns of St. Catherine, St. Clara, and St. Mary Magdalen have their convents there. On the smaller side is an excellent Carthusian cloister, and the churches of St. Theodora and St. Nicholas, as well as other houses of worship. The city also possesses no small number of sacred relics.

Frederick, duke of Austria, and thereafter Roman emperor, was offered in marriage the daughter (a handsome widow) of Amadeus, duke of Savoy, who had been elected pope in the Council of Basle, and had been called Felix. Amadeus also offered him a dowry of 200,000 florins, provided Frederick would abandon Eugenius and recognize Amadeus as the successor of St. Peter. But Frederick rejected the offer, for he did not wish to besmirch the sacrament of the church with his own dealing. Turning to his courtiers, he said, Others desire to sell their episcopal offices; but this Amadeus would like to have bought one, could he but find a seller.

Leonello (or Lionello) d’Este, margrave of Ferrara, first born and illegitimate son of Stella, the noble maiden, received the margraviate upon the death of his father Niccolo, at Milan; and he governed it for nine years in peace and righteousness. He provided the city of Ferrara with new walls along the river Padus (Po), and erected many high buildings there; also a Dominican monastery, in which he elected to be buried. He was a whole-souled, good, wise, and gentle man, and highly learned in good literature. He espoused the daughter of Gian Francesco Gonzaga of Mantua.