On This Day

1405 in History

Events in History


BattleExecution

Jun 8 Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on the King of England, Henry IV's orders

King of England and Lord of Ireland Henry IV of England
King of England and Lord of Ireland
Henry IV of England
  • Jul 11 Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail on his first major expedition, to the Spice Islands, leading 208 vessels, including 62 treasure ships with 27,800 sailors

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 6 King John II of Castile (d. 1454)
  • Oct 18 Pius II [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian pope (1458-64) (Cynthia)

Deaths in History


Person of interestTamerlane

Feb 19 Timur [Amir Timur, Tamerlane], Turko-Mongol ruler who founded the Timurid Empire, dies at about 68

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane
Turkic Conqueror
Tamerlane
  • May 29 Philippe de Mézières, advisor to Charles V of France