1324 in history

Born in 1324

Mar 5 David II of Scotland King of Scots from 7 June 1329 until his death.

Died in 1324

Jan 8 Marco Polo a Venetian merchant traveller whose travels are recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde , a book that introduced Europeans to Central Asia and China. He learned the mercantile trade from his father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo, who travelled through Asia, and met Kublai Khan. In 1269, they returned to Venice to meet Marco for the first time. The three of them embarked on an epic journey to Asia, returning after 24 years to find Venice at war with Genoa; Marco was imprisoned and dictated his stories to a cellmate. He was released in 1299, became a wealthy merchant, married, and had three children. He died in 1324 and was buried in the church of San Lorenzo in Venice
Feb 11 Karl von Trier the 16th Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, serving from 1311-24.
Mar 26 Marie of Luxembourg Queen of France Queen of France and Navarre as second wife of Charles the Fair. She was the daughter of Emperor Henry VII and Margaret of Brabant, and a member of the House of Luxembourg
May 15 Władysław of Oświęcim a Duke of Oświęcim from 1315 until his death.
Jun 23 Aymer de Valence 2nd Earl of Pembroke a Franco-English nobleman. Though primarily active in England, he also had strong connections with the French royal house. One of the wealthiest and most powerful men of his age, he was a central player in the conflicts between Edward II of England and his nobility, particularly Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster. Pembroke was one of the Lords Ordainers appointed to restrict the power of Edward II and his favourite Piers Gaveston. His position changed with the great insult he suffered when Gaveston, as a prisoner in his custody whom he had sworn to protect, was removed and beheaded on the instigation of Lancaster. This led Pembroke into close and lifelong cooperation with the King. Later in life, however, political circumstances combined with financial difficulties would cause him problems, driving him away from the centre of power
Jul 16 Emperor Go-Uda the 91st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1274 through 1287
Sep 4 Sancho of Majorca King of Majorca, Count of Roussillon and Cerdanya, and Lord of Montpellier from 1311 to his death. He was the second son of James II and Escalaramunda de Foix, daughter of Roger IV, count of Foix. He inherited the throne when his elder brother James renounced his claim to became a Franciscan monk