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This article is about the year 1362.
|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, and the Humber estuary port of Ravenser Odd in England. The East Frisian island of Buise is broken into two by North Sea floods.
- February 15 – King Haakon VI of Norway, son of Magnus IV of Sweden, 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 – Muhammed V, Sultan of Granada, returns to the throne after the murder of the usurper Muhammed VI.
- April 6 – At the Battle of Brignais, the Free Companies defeat a French army.
- June – Under the terms of the will of Sir John de Wingfield (died 1361), the church of St Andrew and a college of priests are founded in Wingfield, Suffolk, England.
- June 22 – Alliance between England and Castile.
- 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 21 – Constantine IV succeeds his cousin, Constantine III, as King of Armenia.
- Autumn 1362 or 1363 – Grand Duke of Lithuania Algirdas defeats the Tatars at the Battle of Blue Waters and takes over Kiev.
- 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 (the modern-day city of Edirne) from the Byzantine Empire, reducing its territory to the city of Constantinople, part of the Peloponessus, and some islands.
- Valdemar IV of Denmark defeats the Hanseatic League in the naval Battle of Helsingborg.
- Shahabuddin succeeds his brother, Alauddin Ali Sher, as Sultan of Kashmir.
- Eruption of the Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland, resulting in the destruction of the district of Litlahérað by flood and tephra fall.
- The English Hospice of the Most Holy Trinity and St Thomas is founded in Rome. It goes on to become the English College, a centre for training English priests in Rome.
- Under Edward III of England, the Pleading in English Act makes English rather than Law French the official language in law courts.
- Purported date of the inscription of the Kensington Runestone at Solem, Minnesota.
- 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 (b. 1282 or 1295)
- December 21 – Constantine III, King of Armenia (b. 1313)
- date unknown – Emperor John of Trebizond