On This Day

1334 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 18 The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone
  • Nov 23 St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 4 Amadeus VI, [Green Count], Count of Savoy (d. 1383)
  • Jan 13 Henry II, King of Castile and León (1369-79), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1379)
  • May 25 Emperor Sukō, Japanese Emperor of the Northern Court (1348-51) (d. 1398)

Person of interestPeter the Cruel

Aug 30 Peter the Cruel, Spanish King of Castile and Leon (1350-69), born in Burgos, Spain (d. 1369)

King of Castille and Leon Peter the Cruel
King of Castille and Leon
Peter the Cruel

Deaths in History

  • Dec 4 Pope John XXII (1316-1334) (b. 1249)