On This Day

1380 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 19 Thomas of Buckingham's invasion army lands on Calais
  • Sep 8 Battle on Kulikovo: Moscow's great monarch Dimitri defeats the Mongols beginning the decline of the Tatars
  • Nov 14 King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12
  • Nov 16 French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 11 Poggio Bracciolini, Italian humanist who rediscovered lost classical texts, born in Terranuova, Republic of Florence (d. 1459)
  • Mar 18 Lidwina, Dutch mystic (Christ's Bride) and saint, born in Schiedam, Netherlands (d. 1433)
  • Jun 24 Saint John of Capistrano, Franciscan friar and Catholic priest from the Italian town of Capestrano, Abruzzo, born in Capestrano, Abruzzi, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1456)
  • Sep 8 Bernardino of Siena, Italian priest and Franciscan missionary, born in Massa Marittima, Italy (d. 1444)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 29 Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (b. 1347)
  • Jul 13 Bertrand du Guesclin, French King of Granada, dies at about 60
  • Jul 26 Emperor Komyo of Japan (b. 1322)
  • Sep 16 Charles V, the Wise, King of France (1364-80), dies
  • Dec 24 John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies