Historical Events in 1340

Event of Interest

Jan 26 English king Edward III proclaimed king of France

  • Apr 1 Niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.
  • Jun 7 Rotterdam Netherlands founded
  • Jun 24 English fleet destroys the French at the battle of Sluys (the Hundred Years' War)
  • Sep 25 England & France sign disarmament treaty
  • Oct 30 Battle of Rio Salado (or Tarifa): King Afonso IV of Portugal and King Alfonso XI of Castile defeat Sultan Abu al-Hasan 'Ali of Morocco and Yusuf I of Granada, last Mar─źnids invasion of Iberian Peninsula