Famous Deaths in 1400

  • Jan 5 John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (executed) (b. ca. 1350)
  • Jan 7 Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician (b. 1374)
  • Jan 16 John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352)
  • Feb 14 Richard II, king of England (1377-99), murdered at age 33 at Pontefract Castle
  • Mar 24 Florens Radewijns, Dutch priest/leader Modern Devotion, dies

Person of interestGeoffrey Chaucer

Oct 25 Geoffrey Chaucer, British author known as the "Father of English literature" (The Canterbury Tales), dies at 56 or 57

Author and Poet Geoffrey Chaucer
Author and Poet
Geoffrey Chaucer