On This Day

What Happened in September 1356

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 English forces under Edward the Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years War

Prince of Wales Edward the Black Prince
Prince of Wales
Edward the Black Prince

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 19 Gautier de Brienne, duke of Athens/French supreme commander, dies
  • Sep 19 Geoffroy de Charny, French nobleman, dies in battle
  • Sep 19 Jean de Clermont, French marshal, dies in battle
  • Sep 19 Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, killed at the Battle of Poitiers (b. 1311)