On This Day

1356 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 10 German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree
  • Jan 20 Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scots

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 English forces under Edward the Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years' War

Prince of Wales Edward the Black Prince
Prince of Wales
Edward the Black Prince
  • Oct 18 Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys Basel in Switzerland.

Deaths in History

  • Jan 23 Margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies
  • Sep 19 Gautier de Brienne, duke of Athens/French supreme commander, dies
  • Sep 19 Geoffroy de Charny, French nobleman, dies in battle
  • Sep 19 Jean de Clermont, French marshal, dies in battle
  • Sep 19 Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, killed at the Battle of Poitiers (b. 1311)