On This Day

What Happened in 1402

Historical Events

  • Jul 20 Battle at Ancyra/Angora/Ankara: Timur' beats Sultan Bajezid I's Ottoman forces
  • Jul 20 Timur, his army and 32 elephants win the Battle of Ankara, during his invasion of Anatolia, capturing the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I

Famous People Born in 1402

  • Sep 29 Ferdinand, the Saint, Portuguese slave of Fez/saint
  • Nov 23 Jean de Dunois "Bastard of OrlĂ©ans", French soldier who fought with Joan of Arc (d. 1468)

Famous People Who Died in 1402

  • Jul 13 Jianwen, 2nd Emperor of the Ming Empire (1398-1402), dies at 24
  • Aug 1 Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England, dies at 61
  • Sep 3 Gian Galeazzo Visconti, duke and tyrant of Milan (1395-1402), dies at 51