Year 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: forces of Ottoman Sultan Bajezid I defeat a combined Crusades army in northern Bulgaria
  • Sep 26 Ottoman Sultan Bajezid I beheads hundreds of crusaders after the Battle of Nicopolis

Historical Marriages

  • Jan 13 John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, marries 3rd wife Katherine Swynford, mother of four of his children at Lincoln Cathedral
  • Oct 31 Richard II of England (31) marries Isabella of Valois (6) in a dynastic marriage

Historical Figures Who Died in 1396

  • Mar 24 Walter Hilton, English mystic
  • Jul 31 William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342)
  • Sep 25 Jean de Vienne, French admiral and crusader, dies in the Battle of Nicopolis at abut 55
  • Sep 25 Odard de Chasseron, French knight and crusader, dies in the Battle of Nicopolis
  • Sep 25 Philip of Bar, French knight and crusader, dies in the Battle of Nicopolis