1340s facts for kids
|Centuries:||13th century – 14th century – 15th century|
|Decades:||1310s 1320s 1330s – 1340s – 1350s 1360s 1370s|
|Years:||1340 1341 1342 1343 1344 1345 1346 1347 1348 1349|
|Categories:||Births – Deaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments
Events and trends
- The Black Death spreads across Europe.
- The Battle of Sluys is fought between the ships of the navy of the Kingdom of England and those of the Kingdom of France.
- August 26: Edward III of England defeats Philip VI of France at the Battle of Crécy. This battle is famous for the destruction of the French cavalry by English longbowmen. This was also the first time cannons were used in battle.
Images for kids
Flooding of the Yellow River posed a serious problem for the Yuan administration, effecting a recentralisation and regulation of power by the end of the decade
The decline of the Mississippian culture accelerated from the 1340s on.
The western façade of Notre Dame de Paris, completed in 1345
A sketch of William of Ockham, from a 1341 manuscript of Ockham's earlier nominalist work, Summa Logicae
The Mali Empire around the end of the decade
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