May 12 In the year 1401 birth of emperor Shōkō (d. 1428)
Jul 23 In the year 1401 birth of francesco Sfoza, soldier
Aug 16 In the year 1401 birth of jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)
Oct 27 Catherine of Valois, queen of Henry V of England (d. 1437) was born in the year 1401.
Dec 21 On this day in history birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)