January

Key events in medieval history.

  1. 1001 Stephen I crowned first King of Hungary
    1467 Birth of Sigismund I (of Poland)
    1484 Birth of Ulrich Zwingli (Swiss Reformer)
    1515 Death of Louis XII (of France)
  2. 1492 Surrender of the Emirate of Granada (Reconquista)
  3. 1322 Death of Philip V (of France)
    1437 Death of Catherine of Valois (Queen Consort of England)
  4. 871 Battle of Reading (Viking Invasions of England)
  5. 1066 Death of Edward the Confessor
  6. 1017 Cnut the Great crowned King of England
    1066 Harold Godwinson crowned King of England
    1367 Birth of Richard II (of England)
    1412 Birth of Joan of Arc
  7. 1355 Birth of Thomas of Woodstock (Lord Appellant)
  8. 871 Battle of Ashdown (Viking Invasions of England)
    1107 Death of King Edgar (of Scotland)
  9. Feast of Ælred of Rievaulx (died 1167)
  10. 858 Death of King Æthelwulf (of Wessex)
  11. 1131 Birth of Valdemar the Great (of Denmark)
  12. 1425 Death of Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March (English politician)
  13. 1419 Rouen surrenders to Henry V (Hundred Years’ War)
  14. 1265 Simon de Montfort’s Parliament begins
    1382 Marriage of Richard II (of England) to Anne of Bohemia
  15. 1331 Birth of Charles V (of France)
  16. 871 Battle of Basing (Viking Invasions of England)
  17. 1002 Death of Otto III (Holy Roman Emperor)
    1264 Mise of Amien (Settlement between Henry III & his barons)
  18. 1328 Marriage of Edward III (of England) to Philippa of Hainault
  19. 1308 Marriage of Edward II (of England) to Isabella of France
    1327 Edward III crowned King of England
    1515 Louis I crowned King of France
  20. 1340 Edward III declares himself King of France
  21. 814 Death of Charlemagne
    1077 Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV submits to the Pope at Canossa
    1457 Birth of Henry VII (of England)
  22. 1018 Peace of Bautzen (treaty between Poland and the Holy Roman Empire)

Calendar header images are taken from the decoration adorning the corresponding month in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (c. 1416).

 

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European Medieval History from the Viking Age to the Hundred Years' War

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