The Info List - 1401

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Year 1401 (MCDI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


1 Events

1.1 Date unknown

2 Births 3 Deaths 4 References


January 6 – Rupert, King of Germany, is crowned King of the Romans at Cologne. 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 Vytautas
of Lithuania, rebel against the Teutonic knights and burn two castles. Vytautas
is granted increased autonomy by King Jogaila
of the Poland– Lithuania
union. March 24 Turko-Mongol
emperor Timur
sacks Damascus. June

The English Pale
English Pale
in Ireland reduced to Dublin, County Kildare, County Louth, and County Meath. Timur
raids the city of Baghdad, in the Jalayirid

October 14 – Sultan Mahmud II
Mahmud II
of Delhi
is restored to power.

Date unknown[edit]

The 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
Dilawar Khan
establishes the Malwa Sultanate
Malwa Sultanate
in present-day northern India. Emperor 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
Majapahit Empire
in present-day Indonesia. The Joseon Dynasty
Joseon Dynasty
in present-day Korea
officially enters into a tributary relationship with Ming Dynasty
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
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 until 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) date unknown

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 stake) April 8 or August 8
August 8
Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick
Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick
(b. 1338) 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