1348 in history

1348 events chronologically

Jan 25 A strong earthquake strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome
Apr 7 Charles University is founded in Prague
Apr 23 The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St. George's Day
Jul 6 Pope Clement VI issues a papal bull protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death
Nov 1 The anti-royalist Union of Valencia attacks the Jews of Murviedro on the pretext that they are serfs of the King of Valencia and thus "royalists"

Born in 1348

Apr 2 Andronikos IV Palaiologos Byzantine Emperor from 1376 to 1379.
Oct 1 Isabella Countess of Vertus a French princess and member of the House of Valois, as well as the wife of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Lord of Milan, although she died before her husband's accession.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1348

Jan 14 Sesson Yūbai a Japanese Zen Buddhist monk of the Rinzai sect. This priest and poet who is considered "the first important poet of the Five Mountains
Jun 9 Ambrogio Lorenzetti an exceptionally original Italian painter of the Sienese school. He was active from approximately 1317 to 1348. He painted The Allegory of Good and Bad Government in the Sala dei Nove in the Palazzo Pubblico of Siena. His elder brother was the painter Pietro Lorenzetti
Jun 13 Juan Manuel Prince of Villena a Spanish medieval writer, nephew of Alfonso X of Castile, son of Manuel of Castile and Beatrice of Savoy. He inherited from his father the great Seigneury of Villena, receiving the titles of Lord, Duke and lastly Prince of Villena
Aug 1 Blanche of Valois the youngest daughter of Charles of Valois and his third wife Mahaut of Châtillon. She became Queen consort of Germany and Bohemia by her marriage to King and later Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV
Sep 12 Joan the Lame Queen of France as the first wife of King Philip Joan served as regent while her husband fought on military campaigns during the Hundred Years' War.
Oct 29 Eleanor of Portugal Queen of Aragon Queen of Aragon as the wife of King Peter She was born as a Portuguese infanta, the youngest daughter of King Afonso IV of Portugal and his first wife, Beatrice of Castile.
Dec 2 Emperor Hanazono the 95th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1308 through 1318