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|Centuries:||13th century – 14th century – 15th century|
|Decades:||1330s 1340s 1350s – 1360s – 1370s 1380s 1390s|
|Years:||1359 1360 1361 – 1362 – 1363 1364 1365|
|1362 by topic|
|State leaders - Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births - Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1362 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2115|
|Bahá'í calendar||-482 – -481|
|English Regnal year||35 Edw. 3 – 36 Edw. 3|
|Chinese calendar||辛丑年 (Metal Ox)
4058 or 3998
— to —
壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
4059 or 3999
|- Vikram Samvat||1418–1419|
|- Shaka Samvat||1284–1285|
|- Kali Yuga||4463–4464|
|Japanese calendar||Kōan 2 / Jōji 1
|Minguo calendar||550 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1905|
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- January 16 – The "Grote Mandrenke" storm tide strikes the Netherlands, England, Germany and Denmark, destroying the city of Rungholt in Nordfriesland, Germany.
- February 15 – King Magnus Eriksson's son Haakon, who is already king of Norway, proclaims himself king of Sweden, in opposition to his father. However, later during the year, father and son are reconciled and rule Sweden together.
- April 6 – At the Battle of Brignais, the Free Companies defeat a French army.
- Junep– Under the terms of the will of Sir John de Wingfield (died 1361), the church of St Andrew and the college of priests are founded in Wingfield, Suffolk.
- April – Muhammed V, Sultan of Granada, returns to the throne after the murder of the usurper Muhammed VI.
- September 28 – Pope Urban V succeeds Pope Innocent VI as the 200th pope.
- November – Lionel of Antwerp, son of King Edward III of England, is created Duke of Clarence.
- December – Valeska Grim
- The English Hospice of the Most Holy Trinity and St Thomas is founded in Rome. It went on to become the English College, a centre for training English priests in Rome.
- Under Edward III, English begins to replace French as England's official national language, when Parliament is addressed in it for the first time following the Norman Conquest of 1066.
- Louis I of Hungary defeats and captures Ivan Sratsimir of Bulgaria; he conquers northern Bulgaria, extending his control over the Balkans.
- The Ottomans capture Philippopolis and Adrianopole (now the city of Edirne) from the Byzantine Empire, reducing it to the city of Constantinople.
- Waldemar Atterdag of Denmark defeats the Hanseatic League in a naval battle off Helsingborg.
- Shahabuddin succeeds his brother, Alauddin Ali Sher, as Sultan of Kashmir.
- Constantine VI succeeds his cousin, Constantine V, as King of Armenia.
- Grand Duke of Lithuania Algirdas defeats the Tatars at the Battle of Blue Waters and takes over Kiev.
- Purported date of the inscription of the Kensington Runestone.
- The East Frisian island of Buise is broken into two by North Sea floods.
- Eruption of the Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland, resulting in the destruction of the district of Litlahérað by flood and tephra fall.
- January 16 – Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland (d. 1392)
- date unknown – Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany (d. 1425)
- probable – Wang Fu, painter (d. 1416)
- April 6 – James I, Count of La Marche, French soldier (b. 1319)
- April 10 – Maud, Countess of Leicester (b. 1339)
- May 26 – Louis of Taranto (b. 1320)
- July 11 – Anna von Schweidnitz, empress of Charles IV (b. 1339) (childbirth)
- July 22 – Louis of Durazzo, Italian soldier (poisoned) (b. 1324)
- September 7 - Joan of The Tower, Queen consort of king David II of Scotland (b. 1321)
- September 12 – Pope Innocent VI
- December 21 – Constantine III, King of Armenia (b. 1313)