On This Day

What Happened in July 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 Deaths

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