On This Day

1396 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 30 Crusaders & Earl of Nevers depart from Dijon
  • Jun 24 Crusaders under Earl of Nevers reach Vienna
  • Sep 12 Crusaders under earl of Nevers reaches Nicopolis
  • Sep 25 Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies
  • Sep 26 Sultan Bajezid I beheads hundreds of crusaders

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPhilip the Good

Jul 31 Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy (1419-67), born in Dijon, Burgundy (d. 1467)

Duke of Burgundy Philip the Good
Duke of Burgundy
Philip the Good
  • Oct 16 William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English soldier (d. 1450)

Weddings in History

  • Jan 13 John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, marries 3rd wife Katherine Swynford, mother of four of his children at Lincoln Cathedral

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 31 Richard II of England (31) marries Isabella of Valois (6) in a dynastic marriage

King of England Richard II
King of England
Richard II

Deaths in History

  • Mar 24 Walter Hilton, English mystic
  • Jul 31 William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342)
  • Sep 25 Jean de Vienne, French admiral/crusader, dies in battle
  • Sep 25 Odard de Chasseron, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
  • Sep 25 Philip of Bar, French knight/crusader, dies in battle