On This Day

Historical Events in 1340

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 26 English king Edward III proclaimed king of France

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • 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