On This Day

Historical Events in 1356

  • Jan 10 German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree
  • Jan 20 Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scots

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Sep 19 English forces under Edward the Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years War

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Edward the Black Prince
  • Oct 18 Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys Basel in Switzerland.