- Jan 23 In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
- Feb 15 Sigismund, Holy Roman emperor (1410-37), born in Nuremberg, Kingdom of Germany (d. 1437)
- Dec 3 Charles VI "the Well-Beloved", King of France (1380-1422), born in Paris, Île-de-France, France (d. 1422)
- Edward III
King of England
- Mar 29 Emperor Go-Murakami, Emperor of Japan (b. 1328)
- Aug 26 Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies
- Oct 7 Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III of England, dies at 29