On This Day

1341 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 8 Petrarch crowned a poet on the Capitoline Hill in Rome
  • Apr 14 Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo.

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 5 Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England, born in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1402)
  • Nov 10 Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman, born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England (d. 1408)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 30 John III, Duke of Brittany, dies at 55
  • Jun 15 Andronicus III Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1328-41), dies
  • Aug 28 King Leo V of Armenia (b. 1309)