Year 1334 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 18 Bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by artist Giotto di Bondone
  • Nov 23 St Clemens Flood: Storm surge overwhelms dikes along Flemish and Dutch North Sea coast, killing thousands; city of Ostend moves church inland to higher ground (an effort repeated twice more over the next two centuries)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1334

  • Dec 4 Pope John XXII (1316-1334), dies at about 90