Year 1355 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 6 Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy
  • Feb 10 The St. Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 62 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days
  • May 7 1,200 Jews of Toledo, Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara
  • Sep 1 Tvrtko I writes in castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from old town Visoki
  • Nov 2 English invasion army under King Edward lands at Calais
  • Dec 13 The greatest traveller of his age, Ibn Battuta of Tangier completes his work "The Travels" detailing his 29 years spent travelling the Islamic world and beyond, including to India, China and Indonesia

Historical Figures Born in 1355

  • Jan 7 Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, son of Edward III of England (d. 1397)
  • Aug 16 Philippa, 5th Countess of Ulster, born in Eltham Palace, Kent, England (d. 1382)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1355

  • Jan 7 InĂªs de Castro, Galician noblewoman, lover and posthumously-recognized wife of King Peter I of Portugal, is murdered on the orders of King Afonso IV at 29 or 30
  • Apr 22 Eleonora Plantagenet, daughter of King Edward II, dies at 36
  • Oct 16 Louis, King of Sicily, felled by the Black Death
  • Dec 5 Jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies
  • Dec 20 Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies