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Historical Events in 1345

  • Mar 16 Holy spirit glides above fire: "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend)

Historic DiscoveryBlack Death

Mar 20 Saturn, Jupiter and Mars-conjunction: thought "cause of plague epidemic"
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Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
  • May 2 "Quaden Maendach" in Ghent: battles between fullers & weavers
  • Jun 11 Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners