On This Day

1406 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 30 Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII
  • Dec 18 Anton of Burgundy becomes Duke of Brabant

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 13 Matteo Palmieri, Florentine humanist and historian (Della vita civile / On Civic Life), born in Florence (d. 1475)
  • Sep 26 Thomas de Ros, 8th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician, born in Belvoir, Leicestershire (d. 1430)

Deaths in History

Person of interestIbn Khaldūn

Mar 19 Ibn Khaldūn, North African Islamic scholar, philosopher and historian (Muqaddimah), dies at 73

Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian Ibn Khaldūn
Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian
Ibn Khaldūn
  • Apr 4 Robert III, King of Scots (1390-1406), dies, succeeded by 12 year old son James I
  • May 4 Coluccio Salutati, Italian political leader and humanist, Chancellor of the Republic of Florence, dies at 75
  • Jul 15 Duke William of Austria (b. c.1370)
  • Sep 1 Johanna, Duchess of Brabant/Limburg (Joyful Entry), dies at 84
  • Sep 16 Cyprian, Metropolitan of Moscow (b. 1336)
  • Nov 6 Innocent VII [Cosma de' Migliorati], Italian Pope (1404-06), dies
  • Dec 25 Henry III, King of Castile and León (1390-1406), dies at 27