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This article is about the year 1398.
|Centuries:||13th century – 14th century – 15th century|
|Decades:||1360s 1370s 1380s – 1390s – 1400s 1410s 1420s|
|Years:||1395 1396 1397 – 1398 – 1399 1400 1401|
|1398 by topic|
|State leaders - Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births - Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1398 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2151|
|English Regnal year||21 Ric. 2 – 22 Ric. 2|
|Chinese calendar||丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
4094 or 4034
— to —
戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)
4095 or 4035
|- Vikram Samvat||1454–1455|
|- Shaka Samvat||1320–1321|
|- Kali Yuga||4499–4500|
|Japanese calendar||Ōei 5
|Minguo calendar||514 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1940–1941|
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- June 25 – Jianwen succeeds his grandfather, Hongwu, as Emperor of Ming Dynasty China.
- King Richard II of England exiles his cousin Henry Bolingbroke (the future Henry IV of England) for 10 years in order to end Henry's feud with Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, who is also exiled.
- As France withdraws its support for Antipope Benedict XIII, an army led by Geoffrey Boucicaut occupies Avignon and starts a 5-year siege of the papal palace.
- October 12 – The Treaty of Salynas is signed by Vytautas, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and Konrad von Jungingen, Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, an attempt to cede Samogitia to the Knights.
- November 11 – Janus succeeds his father, James I, as King of Cyprus and claimant to the throne of Armenian Cilicia.
- December 17 – Timur defeats the last ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, which had been weakened after 4 years of civil war. Following his victory, Timur's Islamic troops sack the city of Delhi and proceed to massacre hundreds of thousands of the state's Hindu inhabitants.
- The Teutonic Knights recommence their raids of Lithuania.
- The Bosnian nobility dethrone Queen Jelena Gruba and replace her with King Stjepan Ostoja.
- Abdullah succeeds Abu Amir as ruler of the Marinid dynasty in modern-day Morocco.
- The Teutonic Knights conquer the island of Gotland, near Sweden, which had previously been run by a group of pirates.
- Martin I of Aragon launches a crusade against the Moors in North Africa.
- Yi Bangsuk, heir to the throne of the Joseon Dynasty in modern-day Korea, is murdered during a coup by his older half-brother, Yi Bangwon.
- Trần Ngung is forced to abdicate as ruler of the Tran Dynasty in modern-day Vietnam. Trần An succeeds as ruler.
- Bunei succeeds his father, Satto, as King of Chūzan (modern-day central Okinawa, Japan).
- The Stecknitz Canal is completed between the rivers Elbe and Trave (at Lübeck) in modern-day north Germany, one of the earliest navigable summit level canals in the world.
- Glendalough monastery in Wicklow, Ireland is destroyed by English troops.
- Ferapontov Monastery is built in modern-day north-west Russia.
- The Munmyo Confucian shrine and Sungkyunkwan University are built in modern-day Seoul.
- Mount Grace Priory is established in Yorkshire, England.
- According to fringe theorists, the Scottish explorer Henry I Sinclair, Earl of Orkney reaches North America.
- February 25 – Xuande Emperor of China (d. 1435)
- August 19 – Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)
- date unknown
- January 31 – Former Emperor Sukō of Japan (b. 1334)
- March 24 – Margaret Plantagenet, Duchess of Norfolk
- June 24 – Hongwu Emperor of China (b. 1328)
- July 20 – Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, heir to the throne of England (b. 1374)
- September 9 – James I of Cyprus (b. 1334)
- October 5 – Blanche of Navarre, Queen of France (b. 1333)
- date unknown – Jeong Dojeon, Korean philosopher
- BBC History - Historic Figures - King Richard II. Accessed 1 May 2013