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Year 1394 (MCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • June 11 – The Venetians take over possession of Argos from Despot Theodore I Palaiologos.
  • September 17 – King Charles VI of France orders the expulsion of all Jews from France.
  • September 28 – Antipope Benedict XIII succeeds Antipope Clement VII.
  • October 10 – Battle of Karanovasa – Wallachia (now southern Romania) resists an invasion by the Ottomans and their Serb and Bulgarian vassals.
  • November 29 – The capital city of the Joseon dynasty in present-day Korea is moved from Gaegyeong (now Gaeseong) to Hanseong (now Seoul).
  • Date unknown

  • The Ottomans begin an eight-year siege of Constantinople in the Byzantine Empire.
  • The Anadoluhisarı fortress is built by the Ottomans to defend themselves during the siege.
  • Ashikaga Yoshimitsu retires as shogun of Japan and is succeeded by his son, Ashikaga Yoshimochi.
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Jongmyo royal ancestral shrine are built in Hanseong (now Seoul).
  • After the death of Sultan Mahmud II, civil war breaks out in the Delhi Sultanate, splitting the state between east and west.
  • Battle of Ros-Mhic-Thriúin: The Kingdom of Leinster, led by King Art mac Art MacMurrough-Kavanagh, defeats an invading army from England, led by King Richard II of England and Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March.
  • Ştefan I succeeds Roman I as Prince of Moldavia (now Moldova and eastern Romania).
  • Abu Zayyan II succeeds his brother, Abul Hadjdjadj I, as ruler of the Abdalwadid dynasty in present-day eastern Algeria.
  • Yûsuf I succeeds Abd ar-Rahmân II as ruler of the Ziyanid dynasty in present-day western Algeria.
  • The Ottomans conquer Thessaly (now eastern Greece).
  • Abd al-Aziz II succeeds Abu al-Abbas Ahmad II as ruler of the Hafsid dynasty in present-day Tunisia.
  • Richard II of England grants Geoffrey Chaucer 20 pounds a year for life for his services as a diplomat and Clerk of The King's Works.
  • The Allgäuer Brauhaus brewery is founded in present-day Germany.
  • The Hongwu Emperor of the Ming dynasty in China orders the Ministry of Public Works to issue a public notice that every 100 households in the lijia system are to set aside 2 mu (1,390 m2) of land for planting mulberry and jujube trees.
  • Births

  • March 4 – Prince Henry the Navigator, Portuguese patron of exploration (d. 1460)
  • July 12 – Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (d. 1441)
  • July 25 – James I of Scotland (d. 1437)
  • November 24 – Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)
  • date unknown
  • Ulugh Beg, Timurid ruler and astronomer (d. 1449)
  • Cymburgis of Masovia, Duchess of Austria
  • Ikkyū, Japanese Zen Buddhist priest and poet (d. 1481)
  • Michael de la Pole, 3rd Earl of Suffolk (d. 1415)
  • Deaths

  • March 17 – Louis, Count of Enghien, Count of Conversano and Brienne
  • March 24 – Constance of Castile, claimant to the throne of Castile
  • June 4 – Mary de Bohun, wife of Henry IV of England
  • June 7 – Anne of Bohemia, queen of Richard II of England (plague) (b. 1366)
  • August 27 – Emperor Chōkei of Japan (b. 1343)
  • September 16 – Antipope Clement VII (b. 1342)
  • December 28 – Maria Angelina Doukaina Palaiologina, basilissa of Epirus (b. 1350)
  • date unknown
  • John de Ros, 5th Baron de Ros (b. 1365)
  • John Hawkwood, English mercenary (b. 1320)
  • Fazlallah Astarabadi, founder of the mystical Hurufism sect (executed)
  • Sultan Mahmud II of the Delhi Sultanate
  • Former King Gongyang of Goryeo (b. 1345)
  • References

    1394 Wikipedia

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