On This Day

What Happened in 1355

Historical Events

  • Jan 6 Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy
  • Feb 10 The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 62 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days
  • May 7 1,200 Jews of Toledo, Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara
  • Sep 1 Tvrtko I writes in castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from old town Visoki
  • Nov 2 English invasion army under King Edward lands at Calais

Famous People Born in 1355

  • Jan 7 Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, son of Edward III of England (d. 1397)
  • Aug 16 Philippa, 5th Countess of Ulster, born in Eltham Palace, Kent, England (d. 1382)

World Leaders in 1355

Famous People Who Died in 1355

  • Jan 7 InĂªs de Castro, Galician noblewoman, lover and posthumously-recognized wife of King Peter I of Portugal, is murdered on the orders of King Afonso IV at 29 or 30
  • Apr 22 Eleonora Plantagenet, daughter of King Edward II, dies at 36
  • Oct 16 Louis, King of Sicily, felled by the Black Death
  • Dec 5 Jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies
  • Dec 20 Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies