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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 13th century14th century15th century
Decades: 1350s  1360s  1370s  – 1380s –  1390s  1400s  1410s
Years: 1383 1384 138513861387 1388 1389

1386 was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


  • Elizabeta Kotromanic, the mother of the overthrown Queen Mary of Hungary and Croatia, arranges the assassination of Charles of Durazzo, the ruler of Hungary, Naples, Achaea and Croatia.
    • Mary is reinstated as Queen of Hungary and Croatia.
    • Charles' son, Ladislas, becomes King of Naples.
    • A period of interregnum begins in Achaea, lasting until 1396. Rule of Achaea is sought by numerous pretenders, none of whom can be considered to have reigned.
  • July 9 – Battle of Sempach: The Swiss safeguard independence from Habsburg rule.
  • Queen Jadwiga of Poland marries Grand Duke Jagiello of Lithuania, unifying their two countries.
  • Abu al-Abbas is reinstated as ruler of the Marinid dynasty in present-day Morocco.
  • John of Gaunt leaves England to make good his claim to the throne of Castile by right of his second marriage to Constanza of Castile in 1371.
  • The Timurid Empire raids Georgia and takes King Bagrat V prisoner. Bagrat is subsequently freed by an army led by his son, George.
  • Hundred Years' War – Battle of Margate: The English defeat an invading French and Castilian naval force.
  • Dan I of Wallachia (now southern Romania) is killed in battle against the Bulgarians and is succeeded by Mircea the Old.
  • May 9 – King John I of Portugal and King Richard II of England ratified the Treaty of Windsor.
  • May 20 – First mention of the city of Piteşti, now in Romania.
  • Founding of Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, the oldest university in Germany.
  • The Venetians take control of the island of Corfu.
  • The Brancacci Chapel begins to be built in Florence.
  • Rozhdestvensky monastery is built in Muscovy.


  • March 12 – Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (died 1428)
  • June 24 – Giovanni da Capistrano, Italian saint (died 1456)
  • Donatello, Italian artist (died 1466)
  • Niccolò Piccinino, Italian mercenary (died 1444)


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