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|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1370s 1380s 1390s – 1400s – 1410s 1420s 1430s|
|Years:||1398 1399 1400 – 1401 – 1402 1403 1404|
Events of 1401 [change]
- Timur raids the city of Baghdad in the Jalayirid Empire.
- Passing of the De heretico comburendo Act in England – the Archbishop of Canterbury pressures King Henry IV of England into outlawing as heretics anyone owning an English translation of the Bible.
- Dilawar Khan establishes the Malwa Sultanate in present-day northern India.
- Grand Duke Vytautas of Lithuania is granted increased autonomy by King Jogaila of the Poland-Lithuania union.
- Emperor Ho Quy Ly of Dai Ngu (now Vietnam) passes the throne to his son, Thai Thuong Hoang.
- A civil war, lasting four years, breaks out in the Majapahit Empire in present-day Indonesia.
- The Joseon Dynasty in the present-day Korea officially enters into a tributary relationship with Ming Dynasty China.
- Japan re-enters into a tributary relationship with Ming Dynasty China.
|Ab urbe condita||2154|
|English Regnal year||2 Hen. 4 – 3 Hen. 4|
— to —辛巳年十一月廿七日
|- Vikram Samvat||1457–1458|
|- Shaka Samvat||1323–1324|
|- Kali Yuga||4502–4503|
|Japanese calendar||Ōei 8
|Minguo calendar||511 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1944|
- May 12 – Emperor Shoko of Japan (died 1428)
- July 23 – Francesco I Sforza, Duke of Milan (died 1466)
- October 27 – Catherine of Valois, queen of Henry VI of England (died 1437)
- November 26 – Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset (died 1418)
- December 21 – Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (died 1428)
- Charles I, Duke of Bourbon (died 1456)
- Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (died 1436)