On This Day

1400 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 16 Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers
  • Nov 11 Battle of Aleppo: Timur and his army defeat the forces of Sultan Faraj, Mameluke ruler of Egypt, 20,000 people reportedly massacred and a pyramid of their skulls built

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 22 Luca della Robbia, Italian sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1482)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (executed) (b. ca. 1350)
  • Jan 7 Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician (b. 1374)
  • Jan 16 John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician, executed at around 47 or 48 after the failure of the Epiphany Rising conspiracy against King Henry IV

MurderRichard II

Feb 14 Richard II, king of England (1377-99), murdered at age 33 at Pontefract Castle

King of England Richard II
King of England
Richard II
  • Mar 24 Florens Radewijns, Dutch priest/leader Modern Devotion, dies

Person of interestGeoffrey Chaucer

Oct 25 Geoffrey Chaucer 'Father of English literature', English poet and author of "The Canterbury Tales", dies at 56 or 57

Author and Poet Geoffrey Chaucer
Author and Poet
Geoffrey Chaucer