On This Day

1342 in History

Events in History

  • May 3 Count Hartmann II becomes ruler of Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
  • Nov 20 Pope Clemens VI names John IV of Arkel as bishop of Utrecht

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 17 Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy (1363-1404), born in Pontoise, France (d. 1404)
  • Aug 19 Catharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1395)
  • Nov 8 Julian of Norwich, English saint, born in Norfolk, England (d. 1416)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 29 Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1279)
  • Apr 25 Benedict XII, [Jacques Fournier], Pope (1334-42), dies
  • Jul 16 King Charles I of Hungary
  • Jul 26 Charles I Robert van Anjou, King of Hungary (1307-42), dies
  • Sep 26 John I, ruler of Poland, dies
  • Nov 29 Michael of Cesena, Italian Franciscan leader (b. 1270)