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An illuminated picture of the Great Famine of 1315–1317
Millennium: 2nd millennium
1315 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1315
Ab urbe condita2068
Armenian calendar764
Assyrian calendar6065
Balinese saka calendar1236–1237
Bengali calendar722
Berber calendar2265
English Regnal yearEdw. 2 – 9 Edw. 2
Buddhist calendar1859
Burmese calendar677
Byzantine calendar6823–6824
Chinese calendar甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
4012 or 3805
    — to —
乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
4013 or 3806
Coptic calendar1031–1032
Discordian calendar2481
Ethiopian calendar1307–1308
Hebrew calendar5075–5076
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1371–1372
 - Shaka Samvat1236–1237
 - Kali Yuga4415–4416
Holocene calendar11315
Igbo calendar315–316
Iranian calendar693–694
Islamic calendar714–715
Japanese calendarShōwa 4
Javanese calendar1226–1227
Julian calendar1315
Korean calendar3648
Minguo calendar597 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−153
Thai solar calendar1857–1858
Tibetan calendar阳木虎年
(male Wood-Tiger)
1441 or 1060 or 288
    — to —
(female Wood-Rabbit)
1442 or 1061 or 289

Year 1315 (MCCCXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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  • Spring – Great Famine of 1315–1317: A famine and pestilence sweeps over Europe, and exacts so frightful a toll of human life that the phenomenon is to be regarded as one of the most impressive features of the period. It covers almost the whole of Northern Europe; the current territory of Ireland, England, France, Netherlands, Germany and Poland. The adverse weather conditions, the ensuing crop failures, and the sharp rise in food prices cause an acute shortage of food that will last for two years. The famine causes millions of deaths (according to estimates, around 10 to 25% of the urban population dies).[21]

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