1344 in history

1344 events chronologically

Mar 26 The Siege of Algeciras, one of the first European military engagements where gunpowder was used, comes to an end
Oct 28 The lower town of Smyrna is captured by Crusaders

Born in 1344

Feb 9 Meinhard III Count of Gorizia-Tyrol Duke of Upper Bavaria and the last Count of Tyrol from the House of Wittelsbach. Meinhard was the son of Duke Louis V of Bavaria with Countess Margaret, Countess of Tyrol and as such also the last descendant of Meinhard I, Count of Gorizia
Apr 17 Constantine II King of Armenia elected the first Latin King of Armenian Cilicia of the Lusignan dynasty, ruling from 1342 until his death in 1344.
Sep 18 Marie of Valois Duchess of Bar the sixth child and second daughter of John II of France and Bonne of Bohemia.
Oct 10 Mary of Waltham the daughter of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault.
Nov 7 Joanna of Aragon Countess of Ampurias the second child of Peter IV of Aragon and his first wife Maria of Navarre. She was an Infanta of Aragon by birth and Countess of Ampurias by her marriage. She was a member of the House of Aragon
Nov 8 Robert Duke of Bar Marquis of Pont-à-Mousson and Count and then Duke of Bar. He succeeded his elder brother Edward II of Bar as count in 1352, and the county was promoted to a duchy in 1354. Their parents were Henry IV of Bar and Yolande, granddaughter of Robert III, Count of Flanders

Died in 1344

Jan 30 William Montagu 1st Earl of Salisbury an English nobleman and loyal servant of King Edward III.
Jun 19 Constance of Sicily Queen of Cyprus the oldest daughter of Frederick III of Sicily and his wife Eleanor of Anjou. She was married three times. From these marriages she gained various titles such as Queen of Cyprus, nominal Queen of Jerusalem and Queen of Armenia
Jul 11 Ulrich III Count of Württemberg from 1325 until 1344.
Dec 31 Otto I Duke of Pomerania Duke of Pomerania-Stettin.