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1345 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 16 Holy spirit glides above fire: "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend)

Historic DiscoveryBlack Death

Mar 20 Saturn, Jupiter and Mars-conjunction: thought "cause of plague epidemic"
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Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
  • May 2 "Quaden Maendach" in Ghent: battles between fullers & weavers
  • Jun 11 Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 25 Blanche of Lancaster, English heiress and wife of John of Gaunt (d. 1369) date of birth disputed
  • Oct 31 Ferdinand I, King of Portugal (1367-83), born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1383)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 15 Martin Zaccaria, Italo-Greek ruler
  • Mar 25 Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (b. 1281)
  • Apr 14 Richard Aungerville, English bishop and writer (b. 1287)
  • Jul 17 Jacob Van Artevelde, [Manner Man], Flemish broker, lynched
  • Jul 24 Jacob van Artevelde, statesman, murdered
  • Sep 16 John IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1295)
  • Sep 22 Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Leicester (b. 1281)
  • Sep 26 Willem IV, earl of Henegouwen/Holland/Zealand, dies at about 27
  • Nov 13 Constance of Penafiel, wife of Pedro I of Portugal (b. 1323)