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What Happened in 1381

Historical Events in 1381

  • May 30 English peasant uprising begins in Essex
  • Jun 12 Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath
  • Jun 14 Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance
  • Jul 15 John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hung, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England

Famous People Born in 1381

  • Jan 13 Saint Colette of Corbie, French abbess and reformer (Poor Clares), born in Corbie, County of Amiens, Duchy of Burgundy (d. 1447)
  • Jul 1 St. Laurence Justinian [Lorenzo Giustiniani], Italian catholic bishop and 1st Patriarch of Venice, born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1456)

Famous People Who Died in 1381

  • Mar 24 Saint Catharine of Sweden, Swedish saint
  • May 13 John of Chatillon, governor/viceroy of Holland, dies
  • May 15 Eppelein von Gailingen, German robber baron
  • Jun 14 Simon Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Jun 15 Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt, beheaded in London

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