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Events in 1356
|24 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|24 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|12 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|28 Augustus:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 757 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|13 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|19 September:|| ||The English claim their second major victory over the French at the Battle of Poitiers following Crécy in 1346.|
|27 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|18 October:|| ||An earthquake with a moment magnitude of perhaps 7.1 destroys Basle in Switzerland, the most damaging ever in central Europe.|
|4 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|19 December:|| ||At the Battle of Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War the English defeat the French and capture king John II of France.|
|25 December:|| ||Charles IV fixes the constitutional structure of the Holy Roman Empire for the next four hundred years in a Golden Bull.|
People in 1356
John the Good, Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio, Charles IV, Hongwu, Ibn Khaldun, Timur and Wenceslaus of Bohemia celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1356 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1272 and 1328 in the century before it and 1384, 1412 and 1440 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?1356 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 May 2013.