On This Day

Historical Events in 1401

  • Feb 26 English Catholic priest William Sawtrey convicted of heresy and later becomes 1st Lollard martyr to be publicly burnt at the stake

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Mar 24 Timur attacks city of Damascus, second city of the Mameluke Empire. Though scholar and negotiator Ibn Khaldūn's life spared, the city is sacked and the Umayyad Mosque destroyed.

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Jul 9 Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000