Events in History in 1345

  • Mar 16 Holy spirit glides above fire: "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend)

Black Death

Mar 20 Conjunction of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, thought by scholars at the University of Paris to be the "cause of the plague epidemic" known as the Black Death. Actual cause was the bacterium yersinia pestis spread by fleas, rats and other animals.

  • May 2 "Quaden Maendach" in Ghent: battles between fullers & weavers
  • Jun 11 Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners