On This Day

1349 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 5 Margaretha of Bavaria names her son Willem V Earl of Holland and Zealand
  • Jan 9 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses
  • Jan 30 Gunther of Schwarzburg chosen German anti-king
  • Jan 30 Jews of Freilsburg Germany are massacred

Historic DiscoveryBlack Death

Feb 2 By this date at least 200 people a day were being buried in London as a result of the Black Death
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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
  • Feb 13 Jews are expelled from Burgdorf, Switzerland
  • Feb 14 900 Jews are burned alive in Strasbourg and similar number banned from the city after being blamed for the spread of the Black Death
  • Feb 22 Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mar 21 Between 100 and 3,000 Jews are killed in Black Death riots in Erfurt, Germany
  • Mar 22 Townspeople of Fulda, Germany massacre Jews, blaming them for the Black Death
  • Apr 30 Jewish community of Radolfzell, Germany, exterminated
  • May 28 60 Jews murdered in Breslau, Silesia
  • Aug 24 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz
  • Aug 24 Jews of Cologne Germany set themselves on fire to avoid baptism
  • Sep 10 Jews who survived a massacre in Constance Germany are burned to death
  • Sep 29 People of Krems Austria accuse Jews of poisoning wells
  • Oct 5 Paris theologian Jean de Fayt warns against the Flagellants at Avignon
  • Nov 1 Duke of Brabant orders execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of poisoning the wells
  • Nov 29 Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred
  • Dec 5 500 Jews of Nuremberg massacred during Black Death riots

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 9 Albert III, Duke of Austria (1365-95), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1395)

Deaths in History

  • May 31 Thomas Wake, English politician (b. 1297)
  • Jun 14 Gunther Van Schwarzburg, German anti-king 1349, dies at about 44
  • Aug 26 Thomas Bradwardine, English Archbishop of Canterbury, dies of the plague at Rochester, just after taking office
  • Sep 11 Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (b. 1315)