On This Day

Historical Events in 1346

  • Jan 15 Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland and Zealand
  • Apr 13 Pope Clemens VI declares German emperor Louis of Bavaria, envoy
  • Apr 16 The Serbian Empire is proclaimed in Skopje at an Easter assembly and Stephen Uroš IV Dušan crowned Emperor over much of the Balkans
  • Jul 11 Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 26 Battle of Crécy, south of Calais in northern France; Edward III's English longbows defeat Philip VI's army, cannons used for first time in battle

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • Oct 17 Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years
  • Nov 22 Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements