On This Day

What Happened in 1399

Historical Events in 1399

  • Aug 5 Battle at Worskla: Tataren beat Russians and Litouwers
  • Aug 19 King Richard II of England surrenders to his cousin Henry
  • Sep 30 King Richard II of England's (supposed) abdication read out in the House of Commons by the Archbishop of Canterbury. In reality deposed by his cousin and successor Henry IV
  • Oct 13 Henry of Bolingbroke is crowned King Henry IV of England in Westminster Abbey, a few weeks after deposing Richard II

Famous People Who Died in 1399

  • Feb 3 John of Ghent, English prince, Duke of Lancaster, founder of the royal House of Lancaster, dies at 58
  • Jul 13 Peter Parler, German architect (b. 1330)
  • Sep 22 Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician (b. 1366)
  • Oct 5 Raymundus of Capua, Italian general, dies
  • Nov 1 John V, Duke of Brittany (b. 1339)