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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 13th century14th century15th century
Decades: 1360s  1370s  1380s  – 1390s –  1400s  1410s  1420s
Years: 1387 1388 138913901391 1392 1393


  • Robert III succeeds his father, Robert II, as King of Scotland.
  • Henry III succeeds his father, John I, as King of Castile and León.
  • John VII Palaiologos overthrows his grandfather, John V Palaiologos, as Byzantine Emperor. John V Palaiologos is restored later in the year by his son, Manuel, and the Republic of Venice.
  • The Turks take Philadelphia, the last Byzantine enclave of any significance in Anatolia.
  • With the help of the Teutonic Knights, Vytautas begins a revolt against his cousin, Jogaila the Supreme Prince of Lithuania.
  • Barquq is restored as Mamluk Sultan of Egypt after overthrowing Sultan Hadji II.
  • Nasir ud din Muhammad Shah III overthrows his brother, Abu Baker, as Sultan of Delhi.
  • Manuel III succeeds his father, Alexios III, as Emperor of Trebizond (now north eastern Turkey).
  • Sikandar But-shikan succeeds Sikandar Shah as Sultan of Kashmir.
  • Ko Cheng succeeds Che Bong Nga as King of Champa (now eastern Vietnam).
  • Mahmud succeeds Sandaki as Mansa of the Mali Empire.
  • N'Diklam Sare succeeds Sare N'Dyaye as ruler of the Jolof Empire (now part of Senegal).
  • (circa 1390) The Kingdom of Kaffa is established in present-day Ethiopia.
  • Building of Templo Mayor, the main temple of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City).
  • Building of the Candi Surawana temple in the Majapahit Kingdom (now Indonesia).
  • San Petronio Basilica begins to be built in Bologna.
1390 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1390
Ab urbe condita 2143
Armenian calendar 839
Assyrian calendar 6140
Bahá'í calendar -454–-453
Bengali calendar 797
Berber calendar 2340
English Regnal year 13 Ric. 2 – 14 Ric. 2
Buddhist calendar 1934
Burmese calendar 752
Byzantine calendar 6898–6899
Chinese calendar 己巳年十二月十五日
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Coptic calendar 1106–1107
Ethiopian calendar 1382–1383
Hebrew calendar 5150–5151
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1446–1447
 - Shaka Samvat 1312–1313
 - Kali Yuga 4491–4492
Holocene calendar 11390
Iranian calendar 768–769
Islamic calendar 792–793
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 3723
Minguo calendar 522 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 1933


  • December 27 – Anne de Mortimer, claimant to the English throne (died 1411)
  • Domenico da Piacenza, Italian dancemaster (died 1470)
  • John Dunstaple, English composer (died 1453)
  • Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Swedish statesman and rebel leader (died 1436)
  • Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (died 1447)
  • John VIII Palaeologus Byzantine Emperor (died 1448)


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