Year 1386 was a
common year starting on Monday(link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
February 24- Elizabeta Kotromanic, the mother of the overthrown Queen Mary of Hungaryand Croatia, arranges the assassination of Charles of Durazzo, the ruler of Hungary, Naples, Achaea and Croatia, with the result that:
**Mary is reinstated as Queen of Hungary and Croatia.
**Charles' son, Ladislas, becomes King of Naples.
**A period of
interregnumbegins in Achaea, lasting until 1396. The rule of Achaea is sought by numerous pretenders, none of whom can be considered to have reigned.
May 9- King John I of Portugaland King Richard II of Englandratify the Treaty of Windsor.
May 20- The city of Piteşti, now in Romania, is first mentioned.
July 9- Battle of Sempach: The Swiss safeguard independence from Habsburgrule.
September 23- Dan I of Wallachia(now southern Romania) is killed in battle against the Bulgarians and is succeeded by Mircea the Old.
October 18- Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, the oldest university in Germany, is founded.
*The mother and sister of Queen
Jadwiga of Polandare kidnapped by Jadwiga's brother-in-law.
* Abu al-Abbas is reinstated as ruler of the
Marinid dynastyin present day Morocco.
* John of Gaunt leaves
Englandto make good his claim to the throne of Castile by right of his second marriage to Constanza of Castile in 1371.
* The Timurid Empire raids Georgia and takes King Bagrat V prisoner. Bagrat is subsequently freed by an army led by his son, George.
Hundred Years War- Battle of Margate: The English defeat an invading French and Castilian naval force.
* The Venetians take control of the island of
* Construction begins on the
Brancacci Chapelin Florence.
Rozhdestvensky monasteryis built in Muscovy.
March 12- Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (d. 1428)
June 24- Giovanni da Capistrano, Italian saint (d. 1456)
*"date unknown" -
Niccolò Piccinino, Italian mercenary (d. 1444)
Donatello, Italian sculptor (d. 1466)
July 9- Duke Leopold III of Austria (in battle) (b. 1351)
August 20- Bo Jonsson (Grip), royal marshal of Sweden
December 31- Johanna of Bavaria, Queen of Bohemia(b. c. 1362)
Al-Wathiq II, caliph of Cairo
James Audley, one of the original Knights of the Garter
Takatsukasa Fuyumichi, Japanese nobleman (b. 1330)
William Langland, English poet (b. 1332)
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