On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1340

  • Mar 6 John of Gaunt, English son of King Edward III, 1st Duke of Lancaster, founder of the English royal House of Lancaster, born in Ghent (d. 1399)
  • Jul 18 Philip van Artevelde, Flemish leader and wine salesman, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1382)
  • Nov 30 John, Duke of Berry, French art collector and third son of King John II of France and Bonne of Luxemburg, born in Château de Vincennes, France (d. 1416)