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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Lahneck Castle from the Lahnstein
At a meeting at Lahneck Castle , four electors declare the Roman-German King Wenzel of Luxembourg deposed.
The funeral of Richard II, 1468
The imprisoned King
Richard II of England is murdered.
1400 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 848/849 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1392/93
Aztec calendar 11. Tubes - Matlactli ozce Acatl (until the end of January / beginning of February 10th Rabbit - Matlactli Tochtli )
Buddhist calendar 1943/44 (southern Buddhism); 1942/43 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 68th (69th) cycle

Year of the Metal Dragon庚辰 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Rabbit 己卯)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 762/763 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 778/779
Islamic calendar 802/803 (turn of the year August 21-22)
Jewish calendar 5160/61 (September 19-20)
Coptic calendar 1116/17
Malayalam calendar 575/576
Seleucid era Babylon: 1710/11 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1711/12 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1438
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1456/57


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire

The battle of Bergtheim in a contemporary representation from the Friesschen Chronik

The city of Würzburg is besieged by the troops of the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg , Gerhard von Schwarzburg , who are supported by the Counts of Schwarzburg , the Counts of Henneberg , the Burgraves of Nuremberg and the troops of Duke Ludwig of Bavaria in the Frankish City War, which has been going on for four years and cut off from supplies, so that the besieged go hungry. Contrary to the warnings of the council, the guilds then decide to venture out to Bergtheim, a four-hour walk away, since the cathedral chapter's grain stores are in the fortified churchyard there. The failure of the alleged 3,000-strong civil army takes place on the night of January 11th (according to other sources on the night of January 4th ). Bishop Gerhard von Schwarzburg, who is sick in the Wasserburg Werneck , learns of the project through betrayal and has the Bergtheim churchyard occupied. The following battle of Bergtheim ends with a crushing defeat of the insurgents and the subsequent execution of their spokesmen.

The electors of Cologne , Mainz , Trier and Palatinate deny Wenzel of Luxembourg government power in the German Empire at a meeting on August 20 at Lahneck Castle near Oberlahnstein , thereby claiming negative voting rights for themselves. You replace him with Ruprecht III. from the Palatinate , which, however, is not recognized by the other electors. He is elected to be the second king of Rhens in the king's chair because the city of Frankfurt am Main has failed to vote because it rejected Ruprecht's candidacy.

Gerhard von Schwarzburg dies on November 9th in Würzburg. Just ten days later , Johann I von Egloffstein , who also took part in the Battle of Bergtheim, was unanimously elected as his successor as Bishop of Würzburg . As part of his financial and administrative policy, he divides the city of Würzburg into four parts and four suburbs, a division that will be maintained for a long time.

Republic of Venice

Michele Stenos coat of arms

England / Wales

Statue to Owain Glyndŵr in Cardiff City Hall


First documentary mentions


  • Bernhard von Uissigheim fought as a member of the local nobility of Uissigheim on the side of the episcopal armed forces in the battle of Bengtheim. His literary processing of the battle leads to the most extensive political poetry of events of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period . His poem with around 2,200 verses portrays the rebels in a ridiculous manner and makes them appear traitors, while the Frankish nobility is positively emphasized. The seal also reacts to mock seals on the opposite side.


  • around 1400: The Brennerbad medicinal spring is first mentioned in a document.




Historical maps and views

The Mediterranean around 1400


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Antonio Veniers coat of arms

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