On This Day

What Happened in 1388

Historical Events

  • Apr 9 Battle of Näfels; Glarius Swiss defeat Habsburg (Austrian) army
  • Aug 5 Battle of Otterburn, a border skirmish between the Scottish and the English in Northern England

Famous People Born in 1388

  • Sep 14 Claudius Clavus, Danish cartographer, born in Salling, Island of Fünen
  • Sep 29 Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Henry IV of England (d. 1421)