1356 in history

1356 events chronologically

Jan 20 Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scotland
Sep 19 Battle of Poitiers: An English army under the command of Edward, the Black Prince defeats a French army and captures the French king, John II
Oct 18 Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys the town of Basel, Switzerland

Born in 1356

Jul 29 Martin of Aragon King of Aragon, Valencia, Sardinia and Corsica and Count of Barcelona from 1396 and King of Sicily from 1409. He failed to secure the accession of his grandson, Frederic, Count of Luna, and with him the rule of the House of Barcelona came to an end
Aug 8 Giovanni Gradenigo the fifty-sixth Doge of Venice, appointed on April 21, 1355. During his reign, Venice signed a peace with Genoa

Died in 1356

Mar 12 Rudolf I Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg a member of the House of Ascania. He was Duke, Prince-Elector of Saxony and Arch-Reichsmarschall of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation from 1298 until his death
Jun 23 Margaret II Countess of Hainaut Countess of Hainaut and Countess of Holland from 1345 to 1356. Margaret was the daughter of William I, Count of Hainaut, and his wife, Joan of Valois. On 26 February 1324 in Cologne she married Emperor Louis IV the Bavarian
Sep 19 Peter I Duke of Bourbon the second Duke of Bourbon, from 1342 to his death.
Sep 19 Walter VI Count of Brienne Count of Brienne, Conversano, and Lecce, and titular Duke of Athens. Walter was the son of Walter V, Duke of Athens, and Jeanne de Châtillon , the daughter of the Count of Porcien, Constable to King Philip IV of France
Sep 19 Robert of Durazzo the third son of John, Duke of Durazzo and Agnes de Périgord.