1403 in history

1403 events chronologically

May 21 Henry III of Castile sends Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo as ambassador to Timur to discuss the possibility of an alliance between Timur and Castile against the Ottoman Empire
Jul 21 Battle of Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeats rebels to the north of the county town of Shropshire, England

Born in 1403

Jan 2 Basilios Bessarion one of the illustrious Greek scholars who contributed to the great revival of letters in the 15th century. He has been mistakenly known also as Johannes Bessarion due to an erroneous interpretation of Gregory III Mammas
Feb 22 Charles VII of France a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1422 to his death, although his legitimacy was initially contested by Henry VI of England.
Jun 11 John IV Duke of Brabant the son of Antoine of Burgundy, Duke of Brabant, Lothier and Limburg and his first wife Jeanne of Saint-Pol. He was the second Brabantian ruler from the House of Valois
Sep 1 Louis VIII Duke of Bavaria Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadt from 1443 until his death. He was born in Paris, a son of Louis VII and his first wife Anne de Bourbon-La Marche, a daughter of John I, Count of La Marche. He died in 1445 at Ingolstadt
Sep 25 Louis III of Naples titular King of Naples 1417–1426, Count of Provence, Forcalquier, Piedmont, and Maine and Duke of Anjou 1417–1434, and Duke of Calabria 1426–1434.

Died in 1403

Mar 8 Bayezid I the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1389 to 1402. He was the son of Murad I and Gülçiçek Hatun
May 10 Katherine Swynford the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, a son of King Edward III. She had been the Duke's lover for many years before their marriage. The couple's children, born before the marriage, were later legitimated during the reign of the Duke's nephew, Richard II, although with the provision that not they nor their descendants could ever claim the throne of England
Jul 21 Henry Percy (Hotspur) a late medieval English nobleman. He was known as one of the most valiant knights of his day, and was a significant captain during the Anglo-Scottish wars. He later led successive rebellions against Henry IV of England, and was slain at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 at the height of his career
Jul 22 Edmund Stafford 5th Earl of Stafford the son of Hugh de Stafford, 2nd Earl of Stafford and Philippa de Beauchamp.
Jul 23 Thomas Percy 1st Earl of Worcester an English medieval nobleman best known for leading the rebellion with his nephew Henry Percy, known as 'Harry Hotspur', and his elder brother, Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland.