Famous People Born in 1340

John of Gaunt (1340-1399)

Mar 6 English son of King Edward III, 1st Duke of Lancaster, statesman and founder of the English royal House of Lancaster, born in Ghent, Flanders

  • Jul 18 Philip van Artevelde, Flemish leader and wine salesman, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1382)
  • Nov 30 John, Duke of Berry, French art collector and third son of King John II of France and Bonne of Luxemburg, born in Ch√Ęteau de Vincennes, France (d. 1416)