1393 in history

1393 events chronologically

Jan 28 King Charles VI of France is nearly killed when several dancers' costumes catch fire during a masquerade ball

Born in 1393

Feb 3 Henry Percy 2nd Earl of Northumberland an English nobleman and military commander in the lead up to the Wars of the Roses. He was the son of Henry "Hotspur" Percy, and the grandson of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland. His father and grandfather were killed in different rebellions against Henry IV in 1403 and 1408 respectively, and the young Henry spent his minority in exile in Scotland. Only after the death of Henry IV in 1413 was he reconciled with the Crown, and in 1416 he was created Earl of Northumberland
Apr 21 John Capgrave an English historian, hagiographer and scholastic theologian.
Aug 24 Arthur III Duke of Brittany Lord of Parthenay and titular Count of Richmond in England and for eleven months at the very end of his life, Duke of Brittany and Count of Montfort after inheriting those titles upon the death of his nephew.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1393

Mar 20 John of Nepomuk a national saint of the Czech Republic, who was drowned in the Vltava river at the behest of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans and King of Bohemia. Later accounts state that he was the confessor of the queen of Bohemia and refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. On the basis of this account, John of Nepomuk is considered the first martyr of the Seal of the Confessional, a patron against calumnies and, because of the manner of his death, a protector from floods
Apr 15 Elizabeth of Pomerania the fourth and final wife of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and king of Bohemia. Her parents were Bogislaw V, Duke of Pomerania, and Elisabeth of Poland. Her maternal grandparents were Casimir III, King of Poland, and Aldona of Lithuania
Jun 6 Emperor Go-En'yū the "5th" of the Ashikaga Pretenders during the period of two courts. According to pre-Meiji scholars, his reign spanned the years from 1371 through 1382
Jun 11 John I Count of La Marche the second son of James I, Count of La Marche and Jeanne of Châtillon.
Jul 23 Konrad von Wallenrode the 24th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, serving from 1391 to 1393. Modern sources are friendly towards Konrad, although they claim he was hot-blooded, proud, and had tendencies to be cruel
Nov 29 Leo V King of Armenia the last Latin king of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. He ruled from 1374 to 1375
Dec 4 Frederick Duke of Bavaria Duke of Bavaria from 1375. He was the second son of Stephen II and Elizabeth of Sicily