On This Day

1314 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 18 Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake by King Philip IV of France
  • Jun 24 Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England

Birthdays in History

  • May 13 Sergius of Radonezh, Russian saint, born in Varnitsa, Rostov Velikiy (d. 1392)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 18 Jacques de Molay, French last Grand Master of The Knights Templar, dies burned at the stake aged 70 or 71
  • Apr 20 Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies
  • Jun 23 Sir Henry de Bohun, English knight, is killed on the first day of the Battle of Bannockburn by Robert the Bruce
  • Nov 13 Albert II, Margrave of Meissen
  • Nov 29 Philip IV, the Handsome, King of France (1285-1314), (b. 1268)