On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1356

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • 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)