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What Happened in 1347

Historical Events in 1347

  • May 20 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
  • Jul 1 Engagement of Count Louis of Male to Margaretha, daughter of Jan III
  • Jul 11 Heir to the Bohemian throne elected German anti-king Charles IV
  • Aug 4 English troops conquer Fort Calais
  • Nov 20 Cola di Rienzo, later Roman Tribunal, addressess a meeting of on the Capitol during people's revolt in Rome
  • Dec 3 Pope Clemens VI declares Roman tribunal Cola di Rienzo as heretics

Famous People Born in 1347

  • Mar 25 Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (d. 1380)
  • Jul 28 Margherita of Durazzo, queen of Naples (d. 1412)

World Leaders in 1347

Famous People Who Died in 1347

  • Jun 30 John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey, English politician and the last Warenne earl of Surrey, dies at 61
  • Oct 11 Louis IV, Duke of Bayern/Romania-Germany King/emperor, dies