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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 13th century14th century15th century
Decades: 1340s  1350s  1360s  – 1370s –  1380s  1390s  1400s
Years: 1373 1374 137513761377 1378 1379

1376 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events

  • March – The peace treaty between England and France is extended until April of 1377.
  • April 28 – The start of Good Parliament in England, so called because its members attempted to reform the corrupt Royal Council.
  • June 7 – The dying Prince Edward summons his father Edward III and brother John of Gaunt and makes them swear to uphold the claim to the throne of his son Richard.
  • June 8Edward, the Black Prince dies, becoming the first English Prince of Wales to not rule as king.
  • July 10 – The Good Parliament is dissolved. At that time, it was the longest Parliament to have sat in England.
  • August 12 – With the help of the Genoese, Byzantine co-emperor Andronicus IV Palaeologus invades Constantinople and dethrones his father, John V Palaeologus, as co-emperor. John V Palaeologus is taken prisoner.
  • September – John of Gaunt summons religious reformer John Wycliffe to appear before the Royal Council to defend Gaunt from bishops who have become his enemies.
  • Fall – John of Gaunt, through the Royal Council, proceeds to undo the work of the Good Parliament.
  • December 25 – John of Gaunt presents his nephew, Prince Richard of Bordeaux, to the feudatories of the realm and swears to uphold Richard's right to succeed Edward III.
  • Khan Qamar al-din of Mongolistan unsuccessfully invades Timur’s eastern province of Farghana.
  • Timur leads his army against troops of the White Horde which have arrived at Sighnaq. However, winter sets in, preventing an immediate battle.
  • Dmitri Donskoi of Moscow raids Mongol ruled Volga Bulgaria (now in Russia).
  • Acamapichtli is elected Tlatoani of the Aztec empire after the death of Tenoch, the first Aztec ruler.
  • Catherine of Siena visits Pope Gregory XI in Avignon to attempt to persuade him to make peace with Florence and move the Papacy back to Rome.
  • Olaf III becomes King of Denmark after the death of his grandfather, Valdemar IV, in 1375.
  • The city of Sredets in Bulgaria is renamed Sofia after the Church of St Sophia
  • Mamluk Sultan of Egypt Nasir-ad-Din Shaban II is succeeded by Alah-ad-Din Ali.
  • Qutbuddin succeeds his brother, Shahabuddin, as Sultan of Kashmir.

Arts and Literature

  • 22nd July – Fabled date of the appearance of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Births

  • November 9 – Edmund Mortimer, English rebel (died 1409)
  • Gihwa, Scholar in Korean Buddhism

Deaths

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