Year 1378 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 11 Earliest record in Durham, England of 'Plough Monday', the first Monday after the Feast of Epiphany (Jan 6) when agricultural work could restart
  • Apr 8 Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI
  • Aug 9 Cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil)
  • Sep 20 Robert de Geneve, "butcher of Cesena" crowned anti-pope Clemens VII

Historical Figures Born in 1378

  • Aug 16 Hongxi Emperor [Zhu Gaochi], fourth Emperor of Ming Dynasty of China, born in Nanjing, China (d. 1425)
  • Oct 24 David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (d. 1402)
  • Dec 31 Pope Callixtus III [Alfonso de Borgia], head of the Catholic Church & ruler of the Papal States (1455-58), born in Kingdom of Valencia (d. 1458)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1378

  • Feb 6 Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (b. 1338)
  • Mar 27 Gregory XI [Pierre R the Beaufort], last French Pope (1370-78), dies
  • Jul 1 Jan I V van Arkel, bishop of Utrecht/Luik, dies
  • Nov 3 Jan II, ruler of Polanen, Leck and Breda, dies
  • Nov 29 Charles IV, King of Bohemia (1346-78) and Holy Roman Emperor (1355-78), dies at 62

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