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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 13th century14th century15th century
Decades: 1340s  1350s  1360s  – 1370s –  1380s  1390s  1400s
Years: 1376 1377 137813791380 1381 1382

1379 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


  • September 9 – Treaty of Neuberg signed, splitting the Austrian Habsburg lands between brothers Albert III and Leopold III. Albert III retains the title of Duke of Austria.
  • The Venetians and Ottomans invade Constantinople and restore John V Palaiologos as Byzantine co-emperor. Andronikos IV Palaiologos is allowed to remain as Byzantine co-emperor but is confined to the city of Silivri for the remainder of his life.
  • John I succeeds his father, Henry II, as King of Castile and King of León.
  • Bairam Khawaja establishes the independent principality of the Turkomans of the Black Sheep Empire in present-day Armenia.
  • Dmitri Donskoi of Moscow raids Estonia.
  • Foundation of New College, Oxford.
  • Foundation of Wisbech Grammar School in England.


  • October 4 – King Henry III of Castile (died 1406)
  • Ferdinand I of Aragon (died 1416)
  • Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmoreland (approximate date; died 1440)


  • February 18 – Albert II of Mecklenburg
  • May 29 – King Henry II of Castile (born 1334)
  • December 16 – John Fitzalan, Marshal of England (drowned)
  • Aqsara'i, Persian physician
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