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1387 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 24 King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda
  • Mar 11 The Battle of Castagnaro begins.

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Apr 17 Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" characters begin their pilgrimage to Canterbury (according to scholars)

Author and Poet Geoffrey Chaucer
Author and Poet
Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Oct 17 Swells convent Windesheim initiated
  • Oct 26 Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre signs loyalty vow for peace

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 16 Henry V, King of England (1413-22) and France (1416-19), born in Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Principality of Wales (date disputed) (d. 1422)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Charles, The Bad, King of Navarra (1349-87) dies by burning at 54
  • Jan 5 Pedro IV, king of Aragon/conqueror of Sicily, dies at 67
  • Jul 20 Robert IV of Artois, Count of Eu (poisoned) (b. 1356)
  • Jul 22 French Ackerman, Ghent rebel/leader of Reisers, murdered at about 57
  • Aug 3 Olaf V Haakonsson, King of Denmark (1376-87)/Norway (1380-87), dies
  • Aug 23 King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)