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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 13th century14th century15th century
Decades: 1350s  1360s  1370s  – 1380s –  1390s  1400s  1410s
Years: 1385 1386 138713881389 1390 1391


  • The completion of the Wyclif Bible by John Purvey and the beginning of prosecution of Wyclif's followers, known as the Lollards.
  • Battle of Otterburn: a Scottish army, led by James Douglas, defeats an English army, capturing the their leader, Harry Hotspur. Douglas is killed during the battle.
  • John of Gaunt, the uncle of Richard II of England, makes peace with Castile and gives up his claim to the Castilian thrown by allowing his daughter Katherine of Lancaster to marry Prince Henry, the eldest son of John I of Castile.
  • The entire court of Richard II of England are convicted of treason by the Merciless Parliament, under the influence of the Lords Appellant, and are all either executed or exiled. Richard II effectively becomes a puppet of the Lords Appellant.
  • Ramesuan is reinstated as King of Ayutthaya (now southern Thailand) after dethroning and executing 17 year-old King Thong Chan.
  • Goryeo Revolution: General Yi Seonggye begins a four-year revolution in Goryeo (now Korea) after being ordered by King U of Goryeo to attack the superior Chinese army.
  • Goryeo Revolution: King U of Goryeo is forced from power and replaced by his son Chang.
  • A Chinese invasion force under General Lan Yu defeats a large Mongolian army under Khan Toghus Temur and captures 100 members of the Yuan royal family. Toghus Temur is killed whilst trying to escape and is succeeded as Khan of Mongolia by his rival, Jorightu.
  • An invading Chinese army under General Xu Da destroys Karakorum, the capital city of the Mongolian Empire.
  • Battle of Plocnik: A combined force of Serbians, Bosnians and Bulgarians defeat an Ottoman invasion force.
  • Tran Ngung overthrows Tran Hien as King of Vietnam.
  • Omar I is succeeded by Sa'id as King of the Kanem-Bornu Empire (now east Chad and Nigeria). Sa'id is succeeded in the same year by Kade Alunu. Omar and Sa'id are both killed by Bilala invaders from the west.
  • Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughluq II succeeds Firuz Shah Tughluq as Sultan of Delhi.
  • Charles VI of France reaches maturity, ending the regency of his uncle, Philip the Bold.
  • The University of Cologne is established (now the largest university in Germany).
  • Cozia Monastery is built in Wallacia.
  • Ljubostinja Monastery is built in Serbia.
1388 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1388
Ab urbe condita 2141
Armenian calendar 837
Assyrian calendar 6138
Balinese saka calendar 1309–1310
Bengali calendar 795
Berber calendar 2338
English Regnal year 11 Ric. 2 – 12 Ric. 2
Buddhist calendar 1932
Burmese calendar 750
Byzantine calendar 6896–6897
Chinese calendar 丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
4084 or 4024
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
4085 or 4025
Coptic calendar 1104–1105
Discordian calendar 2554
Ethiopian calendar 1380–1381
Hebrew calendar 5148–5149
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1444–1445
 - Shaka Samvat 1309–1310
 - Kali Yuga 4488–4489
Holocene calendar 11388
Igbo calendar 388–389
Iranian calendar 766–767
Islamic calendar 789–790
Japanese calendar Kakei 2
Javanese calendar 1301–1302
Julian calendar 1388
Korean calendar 3721
Minguo calendar 524 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −80
Thai solar calendar 1930–1931
Tibetan calendar 阴火兔年
(female Fire-Rabbit)
1514 or 1133 or 361
    — to —
(male Earth-Dragon)
1515 or 1134 or 362



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