1401 (MCDI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will
display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
1.1 Date unknown
January 6 – Rupert, King of Germany, is crowned King of the Romans
March 2 – William Sawtrey, a Lollard, is the first person to be
burned at the stake at Smithfield, London.
March 13 – The Samogitians, supported by Grand Duke
Lithuania, rebel against the Teutonic knights and burn two castles.
Vytautas is granted increased autonomy by King
Jogaila of the
March 24 –
Timur sacks Damascus.
English Pale in Ireland reduced to Dublin, County Kildare, County
Louth, and County Meath.
Timur raids the city of Baghdad, in the
October 14 – Sultan
Mahmud II of
Delhi is restored to power.
De heretico comburendo Act is passed in England, as the Archbishop
of Canterbury pressures King
Henry IV of England
Henry IV of England into outlawing as
heretics the Lollards, followers of John Wycliffe. Evidence of being a
Lollard is having a copy of Wycliffe's translation of the Bible.
Dilawar Khan establishes the
Malwa Sultanate in present-day northern
Hồ Quý Ly of Dai Ngu (now Vietnam) passes the throne to his
son, Hồ Hán Thương.
A civil war, lasting four years, breaks out in the
Majapahit Empire in
Joseon Dynasty in present-day
Korea officially enters into a
tributary relationship with
Ming Dynasty China.
Japan re-enters into a tributary relationship with China.
March 27 – Albert III, Duke of Bavaria-Munich (d. 1460)
May 10 – Thomas Tuddenham, Landowner (d. 1462)
May 12 –
Emperor Shōkō of Japan (d. 1428)
July 23 – Francesco I Sforza, Italian condottiero (d. 1466)
September 14 – Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon, Queen consort of
Aragon and Naples (d. 1458)
October 27 – Catherine of Valois, queen consort of England from 1420
1422 (d. 1437)
October 28 – Thomas St Clere, English landowner (d. 1435)
November 26 –
Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset
Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset (d. 1418)
December 21 – Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)
Charles I, Duke of Bourbon (d. 1456)
Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut
Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (d. 1436)
probable – Nicholas of Cusa, German philosopher, mathematician and
astronomer (d. 1464)
January 19 – Robert Bealknap, British justice
March – William Sawtrey, English
Lollard martyr (burned at the
April 8 or
August 8 –
Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick
Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (b.
May 25 - Queen Maria of Sicily (b. 1363)
September 14 – Dobrogost of Nowy Dwór, Polish bishop (b. 1355)
October – Anabella Drummond, queen of Scotland
October 19 –
John Charleton, 4th Baron Cherleton
John Charleton, 4th Baron Cherleton (b. 1362)
October 20 – Klaus Störtebeker, German pirate
November 25 - King
Tarabya of Ava
Tarabya of Ava (b. 1368)
date unknown – Andronikos Asen Zaccaria, Baron of Chalandritsa and
Arcadia, Grand Constable of Achaea