On This Day

What Happened in 1396

Historical Events

  • Apr 30 Crusaders & Earl of Nevers depart from Dijon
  • Jun 24 Crusaders under Earl of Nevers reach Vienna
  • Sep 12 Crusaders under earl of Nevers reaches Nicopolis
  • Sep 25 Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies
  • Sep 26 Sultan Bajezid I beheads hundreds of crusaders

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 13 John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, marries 3rd wife Katherine Swynford, mother of four of his children at Lincoln Cathedral
  • Oct 31 Richard II of England (31) marries Isabella of Valois (6) in a dynastic marriage

Famous People Who Died in 1396

  • Mar 24 Walter Hilton, English mystic
  • Jul 31 William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342)
  • Sep 25 Jean de Vienne, French admiral/crusader, dies in battle
  • Sep 25 Odard de Chasseron, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
  • Sep 25 Philip of Bar, French knight/crusader, dies in battle