On This Day

What Happened in 1387

Historical Events

  • Feb 24 King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda
  • Mar 11 The Battle of Castagnaro begins.
  • Apr 17 Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" characters begin their pilgrimage to Canterbury (according to scholars)
  • Sep 23 One of the most extravagant medieval English feasts ever recorded held for Richard II and John of Gaunt in London. Included 14 salted oxen, 120 sheep, 1200 pigeons and 11,000 eggs [1]
  • Oct 17 Swells convent Windesheim initiated
  • Oct 26 Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre signs loyalty vow for peace

Famous People Born in 1387

  • Sep 16 Henry V, King of England (1413-22) and France (1416-19), born in Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Principality of Wales (date disputed) (d. 1422)

Famous People Who Died in 1387

  • Jan 1 Charles, The Bad, King of Navarra (1349-87) dies by burning at 54
  • Jan 5 Pedro IV, king of Aragon/conqueror of Sicily, dies at 67
  • Jul 20 Robert IV of Artois, Count of Eu (poisoned) (b. 1356)
  • Jul 22 French Ackerman, Ghent rebel/leader of Reisers, murdered at about 57
  • Aug 3 Olaf V Haakonsson, King of Denmark (1376-87)/Norway (1380-87), dies

More Famous Deaths