Year 1402 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 20 Battle of Ankara: Army of Timur (Tamerlane) with its armor-plated elephants defeats forces of Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I, capturing Bayezid in the process leading to an Ottoman power vacuum

Historical Figures Born in 1402

  • Sep 29 Ferdinand, the Saint, Portuguese slave of Fez and saint
  • Nov 23 Jean de Dunois "Bastard of OrlĂ©ans", French soldier who fought with Joan of Arc (d. 1468)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1402

  • Jul 13 Jianwen, 2nd Emperor of the Ming Empire (1398-1402), dies at 24
  • Aug 1 Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England, dies at 61
  • Sep 3 Gian Galeazzo Visconti, duke and tyrant of Milan (1395-1402), dies at 51