Year 1384 was a
leap year starting on Friday(link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
May/ September 3- Lisbonis besieged by the Castilian army, during the 1383-1385 Crisis.
August 16- The Hongwu Emperorof Ming China hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting over them—a case considered equal to the act of destroying stamped government documents, which by law necessitates 100 floggings by a bamboo rod. However, the Hongwu Emperor decides to pardon them, on the grounds that it was not intentional.
November 16- Jadwiga is crowned "King" of Polandfollowing the death of her father, King Louis, in 1382.
* The Hongwu Emperor of China reinstates the civil service examination system for drafting officials after suspending the examination system since
1373in favor of a recommendation system to office.
Nasridprinces of Granada replace Abu al-Abbas with Abu Faris Musa ibn Faris as ruler of the Marinid dynastyin present day Morocco.
* Zain Al-Abidin succeeds his father, Shah Shuja, as ruler of the
Muzaffaridsin central Persia.
* Shortly before his death,
John Wycliffesends out tracts against Pope Urban VI, who had not turned out to be the reformist Wycliffe had hoped.
* Qara Muhammad succeeds Bairam Khawaja as ruler of the Turkomans of the Black Sheep Empire in present day
Armeniaand northern Iraq.
Timurconquers northern territories of the JalayiridEmpire in western Persia.
Katharine Lady Berkeley's Schoolis founded in Gloucestershire, England.
January 6- Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent(d. 1408)
Antoine, Duke of Brabant(d. 1415)
August 11- Yolande of Aragon(d. 1442)
Frances of Rome(d. 1440)
**Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxiana (d.
January 30- Louis II of Flanders(b. 1330)
June 8- Kanami, Japanese actor and playwright (b. 1333)
August 6- Francesco I of Lesbos
August 20- Geert Groote, Dutch founder of the Brethren of the Common Life (b. 1340)
September 10- Joanna of Dreux, Countess of Penthievre and nominal Duchess of Brittany (b. 1319)
September 20- Titular King Louis I of Naples(b. 1339)
December 23- Thomas II Preljubović, ruler of Epirus
December 31- John Wycliffe, English theologian, Bible translator and Catholic reform campaigner
John of Fordun, Scottish chronicler
Peter of Enghien, Count of Lecce
Ruaidri mac Tairdelbach Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht
Liubartas, King of Galicia
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