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1344 ( ) was a MCCCXLIV leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
January–December [ edit ]
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Edward III of England introduces three new gold coins, the florin, leopard, and helm. Unfortunately, the amount of gold in the coins does not match their value of 6 shillings, 3 shillings, and 1 shilling and sixpence, so they have to be withdrawn and mostly melted down, by August of this year. The
St. George's Night Uprising: The Livonian Order hangs Vesse, the rebel Estonian Elder of Saaremaa Island.
Bablake School is founded in Coventry, England by Queen Isabella. The
Compagnia dei Bardi in Florence goes bankrupt, along with the Peruzzi Bank and the Acciaiuoli Bank. A famine occurs in
Peter IV of Aragon defeats and deposes his cousin, James III of Majorca, thereby absorbing the Balearic Kingdom of Majorca into the Crown of Aragon.
January 11 – Thomas Charlton, Bishop of Hereford, Lord High Treasurer of England, Lord Privy Seal, and Lord Chancellor of Ireland
January 30 – William Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury (b. 1301)
April 17 – Constantine II, King of Armenia
June 29 – Joan of Savoy, duchess consort of Brittany, throne claimant of Savoy (b. 1310)
July 11 – Ulrich III, Count of Württemberg (b. c. 1286)
probable – Simone Martini, Sienese painter (b. 1284)
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