On This Day

1336 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 26 Italian Renaissance poet Francesco Petrarch famously climbs Mont Ventoux

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 12 English King Edward III ends wool export to Flanders

King of England Edward III
King of England
Edward III

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 12 Edward, Duke of Guelders (1361-71) and Count of Zutphen (d. 1371)
  • Mar 23 Emperor Go-Kōgon, 4th Northern Emperor of Japan (d. 1374)

Person of interestTamerlane

Apr 9 Tamerlane (Timur), Turkic conqueror and founder of the Timurid Dynasty, born in Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan (d. 1405)

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane
Turkic Conqueror
  • Jul 25 Albert I, Duke of Bavaria and third son of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, born in Munich (d. 1404)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 8 Giotto di Bondone, Italian Proto-Renaissance painter (Scrovegni Chapel), dies at about 71
  • Jan 22 Louis III, last Earl of Loon, dies
  • Jan 24 Alfonso IV, the Benignant, King of Aragon (1327-36), dies at 36
  • May 17 Emperor Go-Fushimi, 93rd Emperor of Japan (1298-1301), dies at 48
  • Jul 4 Elisabeth van Portugal, queen of Portugal/saint, dies at about 65