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What Happened in 1345

Historical Events in 1345

  • Mar 16 Holy spirit glides above fire: "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend)
  • Mar 20 Saturn, Jupiter and Mars-conjunction: thought "cause of plague epidemic"
  • May 2 "Quaden Maendach" in Ghent: battles between fullers & weavers
  • Jun 11 Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners

Famous People Born in 1345

  • Mar 25 Blanche of Lancaster, wife of John of Gaunt (d. 1369)
  • Oct 31 Ferdinand I, King of Portugal (1367-83), born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1383)

World Leaders in 1345

Famous People Who Died in 1345

  • Jan 15 Martin Zaccaria, Italo-Greek ruler
  • Mar 25 Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (b. 1281)
  • Apr 14 Richard Aungerville, English bishop and writer (b. 1287)
  • Jul 17 Jacob Van Artevelde, [Manner Man], Flemish broker, lynched
  • Jul 24 Jacob van Artevelde, statesman, murdered

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