On This Day

What Happened in October 1340

Historical Events

  • Oct 30 Battle of Rio Salado (or Tarifa): King Afonso IV of Portugal and King Alfonso XI of Castile defeat Sultan Abu al-Hasan 'Ali of Morocco and Yusuf I of Granada, last Mar─źnids invasion of Iberian Peninsula

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 18 Henry Henricus of Friemar, Augustine philosopher, dies