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1384 ( ) was a MCCCLXXXIV leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
January–December [ edit ]
Unknown Date [ edit ]
The Hongwu Emperor of China reinstates the
Imperial examination system for drafting scholar-officials to the civil service, after suspending the system since 1373, in favor of a recommendation system to office. The
Nasrid princes of Al-Andalus replace Abu al-Abbas with Abu Faris Musa ibn Faris, as ruler of the Marinid dynasty in modern-day Morocco. Zain Al-Abidin succeeds his father, Shah Shuja, as ruler of the
Muzaffarids in central Persia. Shortly before his death,
John Wycliffe sends out tracts against Pope Urban VI, who has not turned out to be the reformist Wycliffe had hoped. Qara Muhammad succeeds Bairam Khawaja, as ruler of the
Kara Koyunlu ("Black Sheep Turkomans"), in modern-day Armenia and northern Iraq.
Timur conquers the northern territories of the Jalayirid Empire, in western Persia.
Katharine Lady Berkeley's School is founded in Gloucestershire, England.
January 30 – Louis II, Count of Flanders (b. 1330)
May – William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas, Scottish magnate (b.c. 1327)
June 8 – Kan'ami, Japanese actor and playwright (b. 1333)
August 6 – Francesco I of Lesbos
August 20 – Geert Groote, Dutch founder of the Brethren of the Common Life (b. 1340)
September 10 – Joanna of Dreux, Countess of Penthievre and nominal Duchess of Brittany (b. 1319)
September 20 – Louis I, Duke of Anjou (b. 1339)
October – Joan Holland, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1350)
December 23 – Thomas Preljubović, ruler of Epirus
December 31 – John Wycliffe, English theologian, Bible translator and Catholic reform campaigner
probable – Liubartas, King of Galicia
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