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1327 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 King Edward III accedes to the English throne

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III
  • Feb 1 Edward III is crowned King of England aged 14, though the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer
  • Apr 6 Italian poet Petrarch 1st sets eyes on his beloved Laura
  • Nov 2 King Alfonso IV of Aragon crowned

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 20 Bassui Tokusho, Zen founder (Kogakuji monastery in Nakamura Japan), born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan (d. 1387)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 16 Roch, French saint (b. 1295)

MurderEdward II

Sep 21 Edward II, King of England (1307-1327), likely assassinated at 43

King of England Edward II
King of England
Edward II
  • Oct 27 Elizabeth de Burgh, queen of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1289)
  • Nov 2 King James II of Aragon (b. 1267)
  • Dec 19 Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy