< MCCCXXXVII = 1337 >
Events in 1337
|8 January:|| ||Giotto di Bondone, Italian painter who, according to 16th century biographer Vasari, “broke with the crude traditional Byzantine style, and brought to life the great art of painting as we know it today”, dies in Florence aged around 70.|
|25 February:|| ||Wenceslaus of Bohemia, the first duke of Luxembourg from 1355 to 1383, is born in Prague.|
|25 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|3 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 737 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|20 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|3 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|8 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|10 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|14 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
People in 1337
Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio, Charles IV, Hongwu, Ibn Khaldun and Timur celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1337 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1242, 1253, 1259, 1270, 1281, 1287, 1298, 1309, 1315 and 1326 in the century before it and 1343, 1354, 1365, 1371, 1382, 1393, 1399, 1410, 1421 and 1427 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1337 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2013.