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What Happened in 1384

Historical Events in 1384

  • Aug 16 Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong, hears case of couple who tore money bills while fighting over them (equal to act of destroying stamped government documents - law necessitated 100 floggings). Hongwu Emperor decides to pardon them.
  • Oct 16 Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, despite being a woman

Would You Believe?

Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, despite being a woman

On October 16, 1384


Famous People Who Died in 1384

  • Jan 30 Louis II, Count of Flanders, dies at 53
  • Jun 8 Kan'ami [YĆ«saki Kiyotsugu], Japanese actor, playwright, musician and co-founder of Noh drama, dies at 51
  • Aug 20 Geert Groote, Dutch founder of the Brethren of the Common Life, dies at 43
  • Sep 2 Louis I, Duke of Anjou and King of Naples (Battle of Poitiers), dies at 45
  • Sep 20 Louis, duke of Anjou/wife of Marie of Bretagne

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