On This Day

1348 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 25 Friuli Earthquake in |European southern Alps measuring approximately 6.9, largely destroys Villach, killing 5,000
  • Apr 7 Prague University, first university in central Europe, formed by Charles IV
  • Apr 23 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter)

Historic DiscoveryBlack Death

Jul 6 Papal bull of Pope Clement VI issued during the Black Death stating Jews not to blame and urging their protection
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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
  • Sep 21 Jews in Zurich, Switzerland, are accused of poisoning wells
  • Nov 1 The Black Death reaches London on or about this date
  • Nov 15 Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 11 Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor, born in Constantinople, Byzantine Empire (d. 1385)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 6 Petrarch's Laura, dies of plague
  • Jul 7 John Andreae, Italian canonist, dies
  • Nov 20 Stefano Colonna, Roman senator, dies in battle against Roman revolutionaries by Porta Tiburtina
  • Dec 2 Emperor Hanazono, 95th Emperor of Japan, dies at 51