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What Happened in 1395

Historical Events in 1395

  • Apr 16 Azzo X d'Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops.
  • Aug 14 Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden
  • Dec 11 John "Eleanor" Rykener, a male cross-dressing prostitute, is brought to court in London for "committing that detestable unmentionable and ignominious vice" in late medieval England's only recorded case on same-sex intercourse (verdict unknown)

Did You Know?

John "Eleanor" Rykener, a male cross-dressing prostitute, is brought to court in London for "committing that detestable unmentionable and ignominious vice" in late medieval England's only recorded case on same-sex intercourse (verdict unknown)

On December 11, 1395


Famous People Born in 1395

  • Jan 11 Michelle of Valois, Duchess of Burgundy (d. 1422)
  • Mar 18 John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter, English military leader (d. 1447)

Famous People Who Died in 1395

  • Mar 13 John Barbour, Scottish poet
  • May 17 Constantine Dragas, Serbian ruler of a semi-independent realm
  • Jun 3 Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria
  • Aug 29 Albert III, Duke of Austria (1365-95), dies at 45