1377 in history

1377 events chronologically

Jan 17 Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon
Feb 3 More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops (Cesena Bloodbath)
May 22 Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe
Jul 16 Coronation of Richard II of England
Aug 2 Russian troops are defeated in the Battle on Pyana River
Oct 26 Tvrtko I is crowned the first king of Bosnia

Top 7 most famous people born in 1377

Feb 15 Ladislaus of Naples King of Naples and titular King of Jerusalem and Sicily, titular Count of Provence and Forcalquier , and titular King of Hungary and Croatia. He was the last male of the senior Angevin line
Aug 1 Emperor Go-Komatsu the 100th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He is officially considered to have been a pretender from May 24, 1382 to October 21, 1392, when Emperor Go-Kameyama abdicated. He is understood to have been a legitimate emperor from that date until October 5, 1412. According to pre-Meiji scholars, his reign spanned the years from 1392 through 1412
Aug 10 Afonso Duke of Braganza the first Duke of Braganza and the eighth Count of Barcelos. He would start a dynasty, the House of Braganza, that would end up being the most powerful and wealthy in all of Portugal. His descendents would go on to become high-ranking nobles, imperial officials, and even the Kings of Portugal and the Emperors of Brazil
Aug 20 Shahrukh Mirza the Timurid ruler of the eastern portion of the empire established by his father, Central Asian warlord Timur who founded the Timurid dynasty, governing most of Persia and Transoxiana between 1405 and 1447. Shāhrukh was the fourth and youngest son of Timur and child of one of his concubines
Sep 19 Albert IV Duke of Austria a Duke of Austria.
Oct 5 Louis II of Naples King of Naples from 1389 until 1399 and Duke of Anjou from 1384 until 1417. He was a member of the House of Valois-Anjou
Dec 5 Jianwen Emperor the second emperor of the Ming Dynasty in China. His personal name was Zhu Yunwen. The era name Jianwen meant "Establishing Civility" and represented a sharp change in tone from his grandfather's era of "Great Martiality". His reign did not last long: an attempt to restrain his powerful uncles led to the Jingnan rebellion and usurpation by the Yongle Emperor. Although the new emperor presented a charred body as Zhu Yunwen's, rumors circulated for decades that the young emperor had escaped his burning palace in a monk's robe. This rumor is credited by some as having prompted Zheng He's voyages of exploration to the Indian Ocean. Some historians believe that Jianwen Emperor did indeed escape Nanjing and the Ming official history texts were altered by officials in the Qing dynasty to please their emperor

Died in 1377

Jan 2 Casimir IV Duke of Pomerania a duke of Pomerania in Pomerania-Stolp since 1374.
Jan 27 Frederick the Simple King of Sicily from 1355 to 1377. He was the second son of Peter II of Sicily and Elisabeth of Carinthia. He succeeded his brother Louis. The documents of his era call him the "infante Frederick, ruler of the kingdom of Sicily", without any regnal number
Jun 21 Edward III of England noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority after the disastrous reign of his father, Edward Edward III transformed the Kingdom of England into one of the most formidable military powers in Europe. His reign also saw vital developments in legislation and government—in particular the evolution of the English parliament—as well as the ravages of the Black Death. He is one of only six British monarchs to have ruled England or its successor kingdoms for more than fifty years