On This Day

1389 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 24 Battle at Falköping: Danes defeat King Albert of Sweden
  • Jun 15 Battle of Kosovo; Turks defeat Serbs
  • Jun 28 Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe
  • Oct 30 French King Charles VI visits pope Clemens VII

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 20 John Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Bedford, English prince, general (Hundred Years’ War) and statesman, born in Kenilworth, England (d. 1435)

Person of interestCosimo de Medici

Sep 27 cosimo de' Medici, Italian banker and de facto ruler of Florence and patron of the arts, born in Florence (d. 1464)

Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron Cosimo de Medici
Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron
Cosimo de Medici
  • Nov 9 Isabella of Valois, queen consort of Richard II of England, born in Paris (d. 1409)
  • Dec 24 John VI, Duke of Brittany, born in Vannes, France (d. 1442)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 31 Everhard Tserclaes, sheriff of Brussels, murdered
  • May 19 Dmitri Donskoi, Grand Prince of Muscovy (b. 1350)
  • Jun 15 Lazar I, Serbian prince, dies in battle
  • Jun 15 Murad I, Osmaans sultan, dies in battle
  • Jun 28 Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović of Serbia (b. 1329)
  • Oct 15 Urban VI [Bartolomeo Prignano], Italian pope (1378-89), dies
  • Nov 19 Dimitri Ivanovitch "Donskoi", monarch of Vladimir-Soezdal, dies at 39