1377 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 17 Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
  • Feb 3 Mass execution of population (between 2,500 and 5,000) of Cesena, Italy, by Breton troops of Giovanni Acuto under the command of Robert, Cardinal of Geneva, acting as the legate of Pope Gregory XI
  • May 22 Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
  • Jun 22 Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England
  • Jun 29 French raid at Rye, England

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 11 King Ladislas of Naples (d. 1414)
  • Aug 1 Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan, 100th emperor of Japan
  • Aug 30 Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (d. 1447)
  • Sep 19 Albert IV, Duke of Austria (d. 1404)
  • Dec 5 Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)

Deaths in History


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Jun 21 Edward III, King of England (1327-77) noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority, dies at 64

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • Dec 1 King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316)