1374 in history

1374 events chronologically

Jun 24 A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion

Born in 1374

Apr 11 Roger Mortimer 4th Earl of March considered the heir presumptive to King Richard II.
Nov 26 Yury of Zvenigorod the second son of Dmitri Donskoi. He was the Duke of Zvenigorod and Galich from 1389 until his death. During the reign of his brother Vasily I, he took part in the campaigns against Torzhok , Zhukotin , and Novgorod. He was the chief orchestrator of the Muscovite Civil War against his nephew, Vasily II, in the course of which he twice took Moscow, in 1433 and 1434

Died in 1374

Jan 6 Andrew Corsini O.Carm. was an Italian Carmelite friar and bishop of Fiesole, who is honored as a saint within the Catholic Church
Jan 23 Antonia of Baux the second Queen consort of Frederick III, King of Sicily.
Mar 12 Emperor Go-Kōgon the 4th of the Ashikaga Pretenders during the Period of the Northern and Southern Courts. According to pre-Meiji scholars, his reign spanned the years from 1352 through 1371
Jul 19 Petrarch an Italian scholar and poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited for initiating the 14th-century Renaissance. Petrarch is often called the "Father of Humanism". In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model for the modern Italian language based on Petrarch's works, as well as those of Giovanni Boccaccio, and, to a lesser extent, Dante Alighieri. Petrarch would be later endorsed as a model for Italian style by the Accademia della Crusca. Petrarch's sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry. He is also known for being the first to develop the concept of the "Dark Ages"
Nov 25 Philip II Prince of Taranto Prince of Achaea and Taranto, and titular Emperor of Constantinople from 1364 to his death in 1374.
Dec 1 Magnus IV of Sweden King of Sweden from 1319 to 1364, King of Norway as Magnus VII from 1319 to 1343, and ruler of Scania from 1332 to 1360. By adversaries he has been called Magnus Smek