On This Day

What Happened in 1390

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 French and Genuese armada sails out against barbarian pirates
  • Sep 11 Lithuanian Civil War (1389-1392): the Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius
  • Oct 29 First trial for witchcraft in Paris

Famous People Born in 1390

  • Dec 27 Anne de Mortimer, claimant to the English throne (d. 1411)

Famous People Who Died in 1390

  • Jan 12 Peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67
  • Apr 19 King Robert II of Scotland, first monach of the House of Stewart (1371-90), dies at 74
  • Aug 14 John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier, dies at 26
  • Sep 23 John I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1346)
  • Oct 9 John I of Castile, King of Castile and León (1379-90), dies after falling off his horse while riding in a fantasia at 32