On This Day

What Happened in 1398

Historical Events in 1398

  • Oct 12 The Treaty of Salynas is signed between Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas the Great and the Teutonic Knights, who received Samogitia.
  • Dec 17 Tamerlane captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies by setting camels loaded with hay alight and charging them at the Sultans armored elephants

Famous People Born in 1398

  • Feb 25 Xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435)
  • Aug 19 Marqués de Santillana, Castilian politician and poet (serranillas), born in Carrión de los Condes, Spain (d. 1458)

Famous People Who Died in 1398

  • Jan 31 Emperor Sukō, Japanese Emperor of the Northern Court (1348-51), dies at 63
  • Jun 24 Hongwu, 1st Emperor of Ming Dynasty of China (1368-98), dies at 69
  • Jul 20 Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, heir to the throne of England, dies at 24
  • Sep 9 King James I of Cyprus (1382-98), dies at about 64