1368 in history

1368 events chronologically

Jan 23 In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries

Born in 1368

Feb 14 Sigismund Holy Roman Emperor Prince-elector of Brandenburg from 1378 until 1388 and from 1411 until 1415, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1387, King of Bohemia from 1419, and Holy Roman Emperor for four years from 1433 until 1437, the last male member of the House of Luxemburg. He was also King of Italy from 1431, and of Germany from 1411. He was regarded as highly educated, spoke several languages and was – unlike his father Charles – an outgoing person who also took pleasure in the tournament
Jul 1 Braccio da Montone an Italian condottiero.
Dec 3 Charles VI of France King of France from 1380 to his death. He was a member of the House of Valois

Top 7 most famous people died in 1368

Jan 13 Marco Cornaro the 59th doge of Venice, ruling between 1365 and 1368. His brief reign saw the loss of Venetian territory to Genoa and the Ottoman Empire, though Venice was to enjoy economic growth during this time
Mar 29 Emperor Go-Murakami the 97th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, and a member of the Southern Court during the Nanboku-chō period of rival courts. He reigned from September 18, 1339 until March 29, 1368. His personal name was Noriyoshi. He reigned from Sumiyoshi, Ōsaka, Yoshino, Nara, and other temporary locations
Jul 25 Guy de Chauliac a French physician and surgeon who wrote a lengthy and influential treatise on surgery in Latin, titled Chirurgia Magna. It was translated into many other languages and widely read by physicians in late medieval Europe
Aug 25 Orcagna an Italian painter, sculptor, and architect active in Florence.
Sep 12 Blanche of Lancaster a member of the English royal House of Plantagenet, daughter of the kingdom's wealthiest and most powerful peer, Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster. She was the first wife of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and the mother of King Henry IV
Oct 2 Anna of Kashin a Russian princess from the Rurik Dynasty, who was canonized in 1650.
Oct 7 Lionel of Antwerp 1st Duke of Clarence the third son, but the second son to survive infancy, of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. He was so called because he was born at Antwerp. Prince Lionel was a true Fleming; born in Flanders of a Flemish mother and the grandson of William I, Count of Hainaut. He grew to be nearly seven feet in height and, being athletic in proportions, was a champion of whom any country might be proud