On This Day

What Happened in 1405

Historical Events

  • Jun 8 Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on the King of England, Henry IV's orders
  • Jul 11 Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail on his first major expedition, to the Spice Islands, leading 208 vessels, including 62 treasure ships with 27,800 sailors

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)