On This Day

What Happened in 1342

Historical Events

  • May 3 Count Hartmann II becomes ruler of Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
  • Jun 22 Fictional character of "The Hobbit" Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, Shire Reckoning
  • Nov 20 Pope Clemens VI names John IV of Arkel as bishop of Utrecht

Famous People Born in 1342

  • Jan 17 Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy (1363-1404), born in Pontoise, France (d. 1404)
  • Aug 19 Catharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1395)
  • Nov 8 Julian of Norwich, English saint, born in Norfolk, England (d. 1416)

World Leaders in 1342

Famous People Who Died in 1342

  • Jan 29 Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1279)
  • Apr 25 Benedict XII [Jacques Fournier], Pope (1334-42), dies
  • Jul 16 King Charles I of Hungary
  • Jul 26 Charles I Robert van Anjou, King of Hungary (1307-42), dies
  • Sep 26 John I, ruler of Poland, dies

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