1380 in history

1380 events chronologically

Sep 8 Battle of Kulikovo: Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance

Born in 1380

Feb 11 Poggio Bracciolini a Florentine and Roman scholar who served under seven popes as a scholar, writer, and an early humanist. He was responsible for recovering and rediscovering a great number of classical Latin manuscripts, mostly decaying and forgotten in German, Swiss, and French monastic libraries, including De rerum natura, the only surviving work by Lucretius, and disseminated manuscript copies among his learned friends
Mar 18 Lidwina honored as a saint by the Catholic Church.
May 7 Butautas a son of Kęstutis, Grand Duke of Lithuania. He attempted to depose his uncle Algirdas and usurp power in Lithuania, but failed and was forced into exile. He joined the court of the Holy Roman Emperor and even inspired a poem about conversion to Christianity. Butautas is sometimes confused with his brother Vaidotas
Sep 8 Bernardino of Siena a Catholic saint. He is known in the Roman Catholic Church as “the Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the country's Catholic faith during the 15th century. His preaching was frequently directed against gambling, witchcraft, sodomy and usury - particularly as practiced by Jews
Sep 8 Alexander Peresvet a Russian Orthodox Christian monk who fought in a single combat with the Tatar champion Temir-murza at the opening of the Battle of Kulikovo , where they killed each other.
Nov 27 Ferdinand I of Aragon king of Aragon, Valencia, Majorca, Sardinia and Corsica and king of Sicily, duke of Athens and Neopatria, and count of Barcelona, Roussillon and Cerdanya. He was also regent of Castile

Died in 1380

Apr 10 Manuel Kantakouzenos . Despotēs in the Despotate of Morea or the Peloponnese from 25 October 1349 to his death and a contender to the Principality of Achaia
Apr 29 Catherine of Siena Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.S.D. was a tertiary of the Dominican Order and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian. She also worked to bring the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from its displacement in France and to establish peace among the Italian city-states. Since 18 June 1866, she is one of the two patron saints of Italy, together with Francis of Assisi. On 3 October 1970, she was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI, and, on 1 October 1999, Pope John Paul II named her as a one of the six patron saints of Europe, together with Benedict of Nursia, Saints Cyril and Methodius, Bridget of Sweden and Edith Stein
Jul 13 Bertrand du Guesclin a Breton knight and French military commander during the Hundred Years' War. He was Constable of France from 1370 to his death. Well known for his Fabian strategy, he took part in six pitched battles and won the four in which he held command
Jul 26 Emperor Kōmyō the 2nd of the Ashikaga Pretenders, although he was actually the first to be supported by the Ashikaga Bakufu. According to pre-Meiji scholars, his reign spanned the years from 1336 through 1348
Aug 13 Vettor Pisani a Venetian admiral.
Sep 16 Charles V of France a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1364 to his death.
Dec 29 Elizabeth of Poland Queen of Hungary Queen consort of Hungary and regent of Poland.