Historical Events in 1356

  • Jan 10 German Emperor Charles I promulgates the 'Golden Bull', to regulate the election of a new king - the most important constitutional document of the Holy Roman Empire
  • Jan 20 Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scots

Historic Event

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

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