Year 1304 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 20 Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold of the war
  • Aug 10 -11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet
  • Aug 11 Sea battle of Zierikzee, Franco-Holland forces defeat Flemish fleet
  • Sep 11 William the Good becomes Earl of Holland

Historical Figures Born in 1304

  • Feb 24 Ibn Battuta, Berber writer and the greatest Muslim traveller who went further than Marco Polo (Riḥlah), born in Tangier, Morocco (d. 368 or 377)
  • Jul 20 Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (Italia Mia), born in Arezzo, Tuscany (d. 1374)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1304

  • May 11 Maḥmūd Ghāzān, 7th Mongol Empire ruler in Iran, dies at 32
  • Jul 7 Benedict XI [Niccolo Boccasini], Pope (1303-04), dies
  • Aug 17 Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)
  • Aug 22 John II, Count of Hainaut (b. 1247)