On This Day

What Happened in 1405

Historical Events in 1405

  • Jun 8 Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV's orders.
  • Jul 11 Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time

Famous People Born in 1405

  • Mar 6 King John II of Castile (d. 1454)
  • Oct 18 Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian pope (1458-64) (Cynthia)