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Events in History


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Apr 17 Geoffrey Chaucer tells the "Canterbury Tales" for the first time at the court of English King Richard II

Author and Poet Geoffrey Chaucer
Author and Poet
Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Jun 17 Union of Kalmar established between Denmark, Sweden & Norway
  • Jun 24 Sultan Bajezid I releases captured crusaders for ransom
  • Jun 30 Denmark, Norway & Sweden sign Union of Kalmar under Queen Margaretha

Birthdays in History

  • May 6 Sejong the Great of Joseon, ruler of Korea (d. 1450)
  • Jun 29 John II of Aragon (d. 1479)
  • Aug 10 Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)
  • Aug 16 Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
  • Nov 15 Nicholas V, [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italy, Pope (1447-55)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 18 Enguerrand VII, French master of Coucy/count of Soissons, dies at 56
  • Jun 3 William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (b. 1328)
  • Jun 15 Count of Eu, French knight, dies in Turkish captivity
  • Jun 16 Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (b. 1358)
  • Sep 8 Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester.
  • Sep 21 Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (executed) (b. 1346)