What Happened in 1346

Historical Events

  • Jan 15 Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland and Zealand
  • Apr 13 Pope Clemens VI declares German emperor Louis of Bavaria, envoy
  • Apr 16 The Serbian Empire is proclaimed in Skopje at an Easter assembly and Stephen Uroš IV Dušan crowned Emperor over much of the Balkans
  • Jul 11 Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
  • Aug 10 Majorcan explorer Jaume Ferrer sets sail to find the legendary 'river of gold' along the West African coast (disappears without trace)
  • Aug 26 Battle of Crécy, south of Calais in northern France; Edward III's English longbows defeat Philip VI's army, cannons used for first time in battle
  • Oct 17 Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years
  • Nov 22 Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements

World Leaders in 1346

Famous People Who Died in 1346

  • Jul 19 Dirk IV, mister of Valkenburg (1332-46), dies in battle
  • Aug 25 Louis of Nevers, Count of Flanders, dies in battle
  • Aug 26 Charles II of Alençon, killed in the Battle of Crécy (b. 1297)
  • Aug 26 Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle
  • Aug 26 Rudolph, Duke of Lorraine, killed in the Battle of Crécy (b. 1320)