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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 13th century14th century15th century
Decades: 1360s  1370s  1380s  – 1390s –  1400s  1410s  1420s
Years: 1393 1394 139513961397 1398 1399

Year 1396 was a leap year starting on Saturday.

Events of 1396

  • May 19 – Martin I succeeds his brother, John I, as King of Aragon (now north-east Spain).
  • September 25 – Battle of Nicopolis: The Ottomans defeat a joint crusade by Hungary, France, the Holy Roman Empire, England and Wallacia, led by King Sigismund of Hungary. This was last large-scale crusade of the Middle Ages.
  • November 24 – Transit of Venus – the last not to be part of a pair. Possibly observed by Aztec astronomers.
  • November 29 – Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, marries Joan Beaufort
  • Temporary peace is declared between England and France with the marriage of Richard II of England and Isabella of Valois, the daughter of Charles VI of France.
  • France conquers the Republic of Genoa.
  • After a fourteen-year period of interregnum, Peter of Saint Superan is declared as ruler of the Principality of Achaea (now southern Greece).
  • In the "Battle of the Thirty", a mass trial by combat, the Clan Cameron defeat the Clan MacKintosh on the North Inch of Perth, Scotland.
  • Queen Margaret of Norway, Denmark and Sweden makes her adopted son Eric of Pomerania joint ruler of Sweden. Eric had already been made joint ruler of Norway.
  • Abu Amir succeeds Abdul Aziz II as ruler of the Marinid dynasty in present-day Morocco.
  • Timur appoints his son Miran Shah as Timurid viceroy of Azerbaijan.
  • The Kartid Dynasty is brought to an end in east Persia after its remaining rulers are murdered at a banquet by Miran Shah, son of Timur Lenk.
  • Philibert de Naillac succeeds Juan Fernández de Heredia as Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller.
  • The Ulu Camii mosque is built in Bursa by the Ottomans.
1396 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1396
MCCCXCVI
Ab urbe condita 2149
Armenian calendar 845
ԹՎ ՊԽԵ
Assyrian calendar 6146
Bahá'í calendar -448–-447
Bengali calendar 803
Berber calendar 2346
English Regnal year 19 Ric. 2 – 20 Ric. 2
Buddhist calendar 1940
Burmese calendar 758
Byzantine calendar 6904–6905
Chinese calendar 乙亥年十一月二十日
(4032/4092-11-20)
— to —
丙子年十二月初一日
(4033/4093-12-1)
Coptic calendar 1112–1113
Ethiopian calendar 1388–1389
Hebrew calendar 5156–5157
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1452–1453
 - Shaka Samvat 1318–1319
 - Kali Yuga 4497–4498
Holocene calendar 11396
Iranian calendar 774–775
Islamic calendar 798–799
Japanese calendar Ōei 3
(応永3年)
Korean calendar 3729
Minguo calendar 516 before ROC
民前516年
Thai solar calendar 1939

Births

Deaths

  • July 31 – William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • November 29 – Robert Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers of Wemme (born 1373)
  • date unknown
    • John Beaumont, 4th Baron Beaumont, Constable of Dover Castle (born 1361)
    • Frederick II, margrave of Saluzzo
    • Saint Stephen of Perm (born 1340)

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