On This Day

Events in History in 1377

  • Jan 17 Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon
  • Feb 3 Mass execution of population (between 2,500 and 5,000) of Cesena, Italy, by Breton troops of Giovanni Acuto under the command of Robert, Cardinal of Geneva, acting as the legate of Pope Gregory XI
  • May 22 Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe

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Jun 22 Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England

King of England Richard II
King of England
Richard II
  • Jun 29 French raid at Rye, England
  • Jul 27 First example of quarantine in Rugusa (now Dubroknik); city council passes law saying newcomers from plague areas must isolation for 30 days (later 40 days, quaranta in Italian)