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
  • Aug 10 Majorcan explorer Jaume Ferrer sets sail to find the legendary 'river of gold' along the West African coast (disappears without trace)

Victory 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

  • 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