On This Day

1384 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 16 Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong, hears case of couple who tore money bills while fighting over them (equal to act of destroying stamped government documents - law necessitated 100 floggings). Hongwu Emperor decides to pardon them.
  • Oct 16 Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, despite being a woman

Deaths in History

  • Jan 30 Louis II, Count of Flanders, dies at 53
  • Aug 20 Geert Groote, Dutch founder of the Brethren of the Common Life, dies at 43
  • Sep 2 Louis I, Duke of Anjou and King of Naples (Battle of Poitiers), dies at 45
  • Sep 20 Louis, duke of Anjou/wife of Marie of Bretagne
  • Dec 31 John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies