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This article is about the year 1405.
|Centuries:||14th century – 15th century – 16th century|
|Decades:||1370s 1380s 1390s – 1400s – 1410s 1420s 1430s|
|Years:||1402 1403 1404 – 1405 – 1406 1407 1408|
|1405 by topic|
|Arts and science|
|Architecture - Art|
|State leaders - Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births - Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1405 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2158|
|Bahá'í calendar||−439 – −438|
|English Regnal year||6 Hen. 4 – 7 Hen. 4|
|Chinese calendar||甲申年 (Wood Monkey)
4101 or 4041
— to —
乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)
4102 or 4042
|- Vikram Samvat||1461–1462|
|- Shaka Samvat||1327–1328|
|- Kali Yuga||4506–4507|
|Japanese calendar||Ōei 12
|Minguo calendar||507 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1948|
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- May 29 – In England, Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, meets Archbishop Richard le Scrope of York and Earl of Norfolk Thomas Mowbray in Shipton Moor, tricks them to send their rebellious army home and then imprisons them.
- June 8 – Archbishop Richard le Scrope of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV's orders.
- July 11 – Ming Dynasty fleet commander Zheng He sets sail from Suzhou to explore the world for the first time.
- October 5 – Early feminist Christine de Pizan writes a letter to Queen Isabeau urging her to intervene in the political struggle between the dukes of Burgundy and Orleans.
- November 17 – The Sultanate of Sulu is established on the Sulu Archipelago off the coast of Mindanao in the Philippines.
- Bath Abbey is built in England.
- First written record of whiskey being consumed recorded in Ireland, where it is distilled by Catholic monks.
- Bellifortis, a book on military technology, is published by Konrad Kyeser.
- Christine de Pizan writes The Book of the City of Ladies.
- March 6 – King John II of Castile (d. 1454)
- May 6 – George Kastrioti, better known as Skanderbeg, Albanian national hero (d. 1468) (probable date)
- October 18 – Pope Pius II (d. 1464)
- January 12 – Eleanor Maltravers, English noblewoman (b. 1345)
- February 14 – Timur (aka Tamerlane), Turco-Mongol monarch and conqueror (b.1336)
- May 29 – Philippe de Mézières, advisor to Charles V of France
- June 8
- June 20 – Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, fourth son of King Robert II of Scotland (b. 1343) – "the Wolf of Badenoch"
- August 17 – Thomas West, 1st Baron West (b. 1335)
- probable – Jean Froissart, French chronicler (b. 1337)