1342 in history

1342 events chronologically

Jul 18 Mu'izz al-Din Husayn defeats the Sarbadars in the Battle of Zava
Aug 3 The Siege of Algeciras commences during the Spanish Reconquista

Born in 1342

Jan 17 Philip the Bold Duke of Burgundy and jure uxoris Count of Flanders , Artois and Burgundy. The fourth and youngest son of King John II of France and his wife, Bonne of Luxembourg, Philip was the founder of the Burgundian branch of the House of Valois
Aug 12 Guy I Count of Blois Count of Blois and Lord of Avesnes 1307–1342.
Aug 19 Catherine of Bohemia Electress of Brandenburg, the second daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and Blanche of Valois.
Nov 8 Julian of Norwich regarded as one of the most important Christian mystics. She is venerated in the Anglican and Lutheran churches, but has never been canonised or beatified. Written around 1395, her work, Revelations of Divine Love, is the first book in the English language known to have been written by a woman
Dec 1 John VI Count of Harcourt a count of Harcourt. He was son of John V of Harcourt and Blanche of Ponthieu who was the sister of Jeanne of Ponthieu
Dec 20 Juan Alonso de Guzmán 1st Count of Niebla the first Count of Niebla. He was a descendent of Alonso Pérez de Guzmán

Died in 1342

Jan 29 Louis I Duke of Bourbon Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis and La Marche and the first Duke of Bourbon.
Apr 25 Pope Benedict XII Pope from 20 December 1334 to his death in 1342. He was the third Avignon Pope
Jul 16 Charles I of Hungary the first King of Hungary and Croatia of the House of Anjou. He also descended from the old Hungarian Árpád dynasty. His claim to the throne of Hungary was contested by several pretenders. Nevertheless, although he was only a child when his grandfather, King Charles II of Naples sent him to Hungary in 1300, Charles would strengthen his rule in the kingdom against his opponents and the powerful magnates following a long series of internal struggles. Charles also carried out numerous important political and economical reforms: he established the so-called honor system which made the powerful barons dependent of his favour, and he introduced new coins with a consistently high purity of gold. Charles's foreign policy largely stemmed from dynastic alliances. His most successful achievement was the mutual defense union with Poland and Bohemia against the Habsburgs. Charles also endeavoured to enforce his or his descendants' claim to the Kingdom of Naples, but he could achieve only sham results. Nevertheless, he was one of the most successful rulers of the Kingdom of Hungary whose efforts established his successor's achievements
Aug 15 Peter II of Sicily crowned King of Sicily in 1321 and gained full sovereignty when his father died in 1337.
Nov 29 Michael of Cesena an Italian Franciscan, general of that Order, and theologian.
Dec 28 Bartolomeo Gradenigo the 53rd Doge of Venice from November 7, 1339 until his death.