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Entrance to the Forbidden City
The Chinese Emperor Yongle begins building the Forbidden City in Beijing .
1406 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 854/855 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1398/99
Aztec calendar 4th house - Nahui Calli (until the end of January / beginning of February: 3rd Feuerstein - Jei Tecpatl )
Buddhist calendar 1949/50 (southern Buddhism); 1948/49 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 68th (69th) cycle

Year of the Fire Dog丙戌 ( at the beginning of the year Wood Rooster 乙酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 768/769 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 784/785
Islamic calendar 808/809 (turn of the year June 17th / 18th)
Jewish calendar 5166/67 (September 12/13)
Coptic calendar 1122/23
Malayalam calendar 581/582
Seleucid era Babylon: 1716/17 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1717/18 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1444
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1462/63 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

England / Scotland

James I of Scotland
  • English law provides that all elections are free and sealed with a charter signed by all voters. The right of the election examination originally belongs to the king. In a law, Heinrich IV instructs the traveling assistant judges to review the election reports.

Holy Roman Empire

Coat of arms of the princes of Tyrol

Southern Europe

  • October 9 : After a six-month siege, Pisa , which has risen against the occupation by the Florentine agent Gino Capponi , is handed over to Florence by Giovanni Gambacorti . The city is not looted, but many citizens are expelled or forcibly moved to Florence. Florence now has a large sea port and is therefore able to conduct sea trade directly.
  • December 25th : Johann II, just 22 months old, succeeds his late father on the throne of Castile . When he was a minor, his mother Katharina von Lancaster and his uncle Ferdinand von Antequera ran the government. This double reign turns out to be very conflictual and divides the country into two camps.


Emperor Yongle

First documentary mentions



Château Saint-Maire


Gregory XII. in Schedel's world chronicle
Hirschhorn with castle and monastery


nature and environment


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First half of the year

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

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