What Happened in July 1402

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Jul 20 Battle of Ankara: Army of Timur (Tamerlane) with its armor-plated elephants defeats forces of Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I, capturing Bayezid in the process leading to an Ottoman power vacuum

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 13 Jianwen, 2nd Emperor of the Ming Empire (1398-1402), dies at 24