Year 1363 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 19 English King Edward III introduces his Sumptuary Laws, restricting what people ate and wore to preserve social status (largely ignored)
  • Aug 30 Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang; two Chinese rebel leaders Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history during Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty
  • Oct 4 End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, one of the largest naval battles in history with 850,000 taking part (approx.)

Historical Figures Born in 1363

  • Jul 2 Maria, Queen of Sicily and Duchess of Athens & Neopatria, born in Catania, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1401)
  • Dec 14 Jean de Gerson, French theologian, born in Gerson-lès-Barby, Champagne, France (d. 1429)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1363

  • Jan 13 Meinhard III of Gorizia-Tyrol (b. 1344)