Year 1407 was a
common year starting on Saturday(link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Events of 1407
April 10- After several invitations by the Yongle Emperorof Chinasince 1403, the fifth Karmapaof the Karma Kagyusect of Tibetan Buddhism, the lama Deshin Shekpa, finally visits the Ming Dynastycapital, then at Nanjing. In his twenty-two day visit, he thrilled the Ming court with alleged mircales that were recorded in a gigantic scroll translated into five different languages. In a show of mystical prowess, Deshin Shekpa added legitimacy to a questionable succession to the throne by Yongle, who had killed his nephew the Jianwen Emperorin the culmination of a civil war. For his services to the Ming court, including his handling of the ceremonial rites of Yongle's deceased parents, Deshin Shekpa was awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma (大寶法王).
November 20- A solemn truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundyand Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléansis agreed under the auspicies of John, Duke of Berry.
November 24- The Duke of Orleans is assassinated; war breaks out again between the Burgundiansand his followers.
* Rudolfo Belenzani leads a revolt against Bishop Georg von Liechtenstein in
Ming Dynastyof Chinaunder the Yongle Emperorinvades and conquers Vietnam, after ditching its support effort for reestablishing the Tran Dynastyover the Ho Dynasty; yet a rebel movement will push the Chinese out by 1428, during the establishment of the Le Dynasty.
March 15- Jacob, Margrave of Baden-Baden(d. 1453)
August 27- Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)
*"date unknown" -
Thomas de Littleton, English judge
March 7- Francesco I Gonzaga, ruler of Mantua
April 23- Olivier de Clisson, French soldier (b. 1326)
November 23- Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans, brother of Charles VI of France(murdered) (b. 1372)
Pero López de Ayala, Spanish soldier (b. 1332)
Tokugawa Chikauji, Japanese nobleman
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