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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 13th century14th century15th century
Decades: 1360s  1370s  1380s  – 1390s –  1400s  1410s  1420s
Years: 1388 1389 139013911392 1393 1394


  • July 18 – Tokhtamysh-Timur War: Battle of the Kondurcha River – Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde in present-day southeast Russia.
  • Manuel II Palaiologos becomes Byzantine Emperor after his father, John V Palaiologos, dies of a nervous breakdown due to his continued humiliation by the Ottoman Empire.
  • Yusuf II succeeds Muhammed V as Nasrid Sultan of Granada (now southern Spain).
  • Stjepan Dabiša succeeds his uncle, Stefan Tvrtko I, as King of Bosnia.
  • Shah Mansur becomes leader of the Timurid occupied Muzaffarid Empire in central Persia.
  • A group of Muzaffarids under Zafar Khan Muzaffar establish a new Sultanate at Gujarat in western India.
  • August 5Anti-Jewish riots erupt in Toledo, Spain and Barcelona. Many Jews leave Barcelona after the following massacres, though a large number remain in the city.
  • Vytautas the Great, claimant to the thrown of Lithuania, forms an alliance with Muscovy.
  • Roman I succeeds Petru I as Prince of Moldavia (now Moldova and eastern Romania).
  • Konrad von Wallenrode succeeds Konrad Zöllner von Rotenstein as Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.
  • Bridget of Sweden is canonized by Pope Boniface IX.
  • Ushkuinik pirates from Novgorod sack the Muscovy towns of Zhukotin and Kazan.
  • The Chinese invent toilet paper for use by their Emperors.
  • Henry I Sinclair, Earl of Orkney, takes control of the Shetland Islands and the Faroe Islands.
  • University of Ferrara is founded in present-day Italy.
1391 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1391
Ab urbe condita 2144
Armenian calendar 840
Assyrian calendar 6141
Bahá'í calendar -453–-452
Bengali calendar 798
Berber calendar 2341
English Regnal year 14 Ric. 2 – 15 Ric. 2
Buddhist calendar 1935
Burmese calendar 753
Byzantine calendar 6899–6900
Chinese calendar 庚午年十一月廿六日
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Coptic calendar 1107–1108
Ethiopian calendar 1383–1384
Hebrew calendar 5151–5152
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1447–1448
 - Shaka Samvat 1313–1314
 - Kali Yuga 4492–4493
Holocene calendar 11391
Iranian calendar 769–770
Islamic calendar 793–794
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 3724
Minguo calendar 521 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 1934


  • October 31 – King Edward of Portugal (†1438)
  • November 6 – Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (died 1425)
  • Gedun Drub, 1st Dalai Lama (died 1474)
  • Michelozzo, Italian architect and sculptor (died 1472)
  • Zhu Quan, Chinese military commander, historian and playwright (died 1448)
  • Thomas West, 2nd Baron West (died 1415)


  • February 16 – John V Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor (born 1332)
  • Muhammed V, Sultan of Granada
  • King Stefan Tvrtko I of Bosnia.
  • November 1 – Amadeus VII of Savoy (born 1360)
  • Nicholas Cabasilas, Byzantine mystic and theological writer

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