On This Day

What Happened in 1370

Historical Events

  • Feb 17 Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania
  • Apr 22 Building begins on the Bastille fortress in Paris
  • May 22 Jews are expelled and massacred in Brussels, Belgium
  • May 24 Hanzesteden signs peace treaty with Danish king Waldemar IV

Famous People Born in 1370

  • Apr 11 Frederick I the Warlike, Elector of Saxony, born in Dresden, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1428)

World Leaders in 1370

Famous People Who Died in 1370

  • Nov 5 Casimir III the Great, King of Poland (1333-70), dies at 61
  • Dec 19 Urban V [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies