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Events of 1402
- June 22 – Battle of Bryn
Glas: The Welsh rebels defeat the English on the
- June 26 – Battle of Casalecchio: Gian Galeazzo Visconti, the Duke of
Milan, crushes the forces of Bologna and Florence, but he dies
from a fever later this year and is succeeded by his son Gian Maria Visconti.
- July 12 – The rebel
army of Zhu Di occupies the Ming Dynasty China capital
Emperor Jianwen is either lost or
killed and Zhu Di is crowned as Emperor
- July 20 – Battle of Ankara: An invading Timurid Dynasty force defeats the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid
I, who is captured. A period of interregnum begins in the
Ottoman Empire with the future Mehmed I as
one of the leading claimants to the throne.
- September – Penal Laws against Wales The
English Parliament pass the Penal Laws against Wales. The Laws
stopped the Welsh from gathering together, obtaining office,
carrying arms and living in English towns. Any Englishman who
married a Welsh woman also came under the Penal Laws of 1402.
- September 14 – Battle of Homildon Hill: Northern
English nobles led by Sir Henry "Hotspur"
Percy defeat a Scottish raiding army under the Earl of Douglas.
Serbia is freed from Ottoman
rule, Stefan Lazarević is crowned as Despot of Serbia.
the Christian Knights of Saint
John, who are ruling Smyrna, refuse to
convert to Islam or pay tribute, Timur has the
entire population massacred.
- David Stewart, Duke
of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland, dies while being
held captive by his uncle, Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of
- King Henry III of Castile
sends French explorer Jean de
Béthencourt to colonize the Canary Islands. Béthencourt
receives the title King of the Canary Islands, but recognizes King
Henry III as his overlord. This marked the beginning of the
Genoese regain control of Monaco.
Jogaila of the Poland–Lithuania union answers the rumblings against his rule of
Poland by marrying Anna of Celje, a
granddaughter of Casimir III of
II Zaccaria succeeds Peter of
Saint Superan as ruler of the Principality of Achaea (now southern
- Moldavia becomes a
vassal of Poland in order to
protect itself from an invasion by Hungary.
- After the death of Queen Mary of
Sicily, her husband Martin I of
Sicily becomes sole ruler.
Kangnido map of the world is completed in
- Conchobar an Abaidh mac Maelsechlainn O
Cellaigh succeeds Maelsechlainn mac William Buidhe O Cellaigh as
King of Hy-Many in present day County Galway and County Roscommon in Ireland.
of Würzburg, Germany is founded.
White Sheep Turkmen Empire, in
present-day northern Iraq and Iran, moves its
capital from Amida to Diyarbakır.
- The Great Comet of 1402 is
- See also :Category: 1402