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What Happened in 1374

Historical Events in 1374

  • Jun 24 Sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion

Famous People Born in 1374

  • Feb 18 Saint Jadwiga of Poland, Queen of Poland (d. 1399)
  • Apr 11 Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, heir to the throne of England, born in Usk, Monmouthshire (d. 1398)

World Leaders in 1374

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Sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion

On June 24, 1374


Famous People Who Died in 1374

  • Jan 6 Andreas Corsini, Italian saint/bishop of Fiesole, dies
  • Mar 12 Emperor Go-Kōgon, 4th Northern Emperor of Japan, dies at 37
  • Jul 18 Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (Italia Mia), dies at 69
  • Jul 19 Francesco Petrarca, [Petracco], Italian mountaineer/poet, dies at 69
  • Nov 25 Philip II of Taranto, Titular emperor of Costantinople (b. 1329)

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