On This Day

What Happened in 1330

Historical Events

  • Jul 28 Battle of Velbuzd: Serbian forces defeats Bulgarian army
  • Aug 25 Antipope Nicholas V, having obtained assurance of pardon, presents a confession of his sins to Pope John XXII, at Avignon, who absolved him
  • Oct 19 17-year-old English King Edward III captures his mother's lover and the country's de facto ruler Roger Mortimer at Nottingham Castle (later has him hanged)
  • Nov 9 Battle of Posada, Wallachian voievode Basarab I defeats the Hungarian army in an ambush

World Leaders in 1330

Famous People Who Died in 1330

  • Jan 13 Frederick I (III), the Fair, Duke of Austrian/German anti-king, dies (b. 1286)
  • Mar 19 Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, son of Edward I, beheaded for plotting against the king at 28
  • Jul 28 Michael Shishman of Bulgaria [Michael III], Tsar of Bulgaria (1323-30), dies in the Battle of Velbuzd
  • Aug 25 Sir James Douglas, Scottish soldier (b. 1286)
  • Nov 29 Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, de facto ruler of England, executed by hanging on orders of Edward III at 43