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

  • Jul 31 Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, born in Dijon, Burgundy (d. 1467)
  • Oct 16 William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English soldier (d. 1450)

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