What Happened on September 19, 1356

Historical Events

Battle of Poitiers

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

Famous Deaths

  • Gautier de Brienne, Duke of Athens, French supreme commander, dies
  • Geoffroy de Charny, French nobleman, dies in battle
  • Jean de Clermont, French marshal, dies in battle
  • Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, killed at the Battle of Poitiers (b. 1311)
1356 Highlights

About September 19, 1356

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 667 years and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Virgo