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1398 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 12 The Treaty of Salynas is signed between Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas the Great and the Teutonic Knights, who received Samogitia.

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Dec 17 Tamerlane captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies by setting camels loaded with hay alight and charging them at the Sultan's armored elephants

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane
Turkic Conqueror

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 25 Xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435)
  • Aug 19 Marqués de Santillana, Castilian politician and poet (serranillas), born in Carrión de los Condes, Spain (d. 1458)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 31 Emperor Sukō, Japanese Emperor of the Northern Court (1348-51), dies at 63
  • Jun 24 Hongwu, 1st Emperor of Ming Dynasty of China (1368-98), dies at 69
  • Jul 20 Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, heir to the throne of England, dies at 24
  • Sep 9 King James I of Cyprus (1382-98), dies at about 64