1371 in history

1371 events chronologically

Feb 22 Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty
Sep 26 Serbian–Turkish wars: The forces of the Ottoman sultan Murad I's lieutenant Lala Şahin Pasha and the Serbian army under the command of Vukašin Mrnjavčević and Jovan Uglješa clash at the Battle of Maritsa

Born in 1371

Feb 20 Enrique Pérez de Guzmán 2nd Count of Niebla a Spanish nobleman and military figure of the Reconquista. He drowned whilst attempting the Seventh Siege of Gibraltar
Apr 23 William II Margrave of Meissen the second son of Margrave Frederick the Strict of Meissen and Catherine of Henneberg.
May 28 John the Fearless Duke of Burgundy from 1404 to 1419. For a period he was regent for his mentally ill first cousin Charles VI of France and a member of the Valois Dynasty
Sep 21 Frederick I Elector of Brandenburg Burgrave of Nuremberg as Frederick VI and Elector of Brandenburg as Frederick He was a son of Burgrave Frederick V of Nuremberg and Elisabeth of Meissen, and was the first member of the House of Hohenzollern to rule the Margraviate of Brandenburg.
Dec 30 Vasily I of Moscow the Grand Prince of Moscow , heir of Dmitry Donskoy. He ruled as a Great Horde vassal between 1389-1395, and again in 1412-1425. Mongol emir Timur's raid on the Volgan regions in 1395 resulted in the Golden Horde's state of anarchy for the next years and the independence of Moscow. In 1412, Vasily reinstated himself as the Horde's vassal. He had entered an alliance with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1392 and married Vytautas the Great's only daughter Sophia, though the alliance turned out to be fragile, since Vytautas would later capture Vyazma and Smolensk in 1403–1404

Top 7 most famous people died in 1371

Feb 17 Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria also known as John Alexander, ruled as Emperor of Bulgaria from 1331 to 1371, during the Second Bulgarian Empire. The date of his birth is unknown. He died on 17 February 1371. The long reign of Ivan Alexander is considered a transitional period in Bulgarian medieval history. Ivan Alexander began his rule by dealing with internal problems and external threats from Bulgaria's neighbours, the Byzantine Empire and Serbia, as well as leading his empire into a period of economic recovery and cultural and religious renaissance
Feb 22 David II of Scotland King of Scots from 7 June 1329 until his death.
Mar 4 Jeanne d'Évreux the third wife of King Charles IV of France, daughter of his uncle Louis d'Évreux and Margaret of Artois. She bore no male heir which caused the end of the direct line of the Capetian dynasty. Because she was his first cousin, the couple required papal permission to marry from Pope John XXII. Jeanne bore Charles three daughters, Jeanne, Marie and Blanche
Aug 23 Guy I Count of Ligny Count of Saint-Pol and Count of Ligny, Lord of Roussy and Beauvoir.
Sep 26 Vukašin Mrnjavčević a Serbian medieval nobleman of the Mrnjavčević family that ruled the modern-day central and northwestern Macedonia from 1365 to 1371.
Sep 26 Uglješa Mrnjavčević a Serbian medieval nobleman of the Mrnjavčević family that served the Serbian Empire. He held the title of despot during the rule of Uroš His brother was magnate Vukašin Mrnjavčević
Dec 4 Stephen Uroš V of Serbia king of the Serbian Empire as co-regent of his father Stefan Uroš IV Dušan Silni and then Emperor.