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This article is about the year 1371.
|Centuries:||13th century – 14th century – 15th century|
|Decades:||1340s 1350s 1360s – 1370s – 1380s 1390s 1400s|
|Years:||1368 1369 1370 – 1371 – 1372 1373 1374|
|1371 by topic|
|State leaders - Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births - Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1371 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2124|
|English Regnal year||44 Edw. 3 – 45 Edw. 3|
|Chinese calendar||庚戌年 (Metal Dog)
4067 or 4007
— to —
辛亥年 (Metal Pig)
4068 or 4008
|- Vikram Samvat||1427–1428|
|- Shaka Samvat||1293–1294|
|- Kali Yuga||4472–4473|
|Japanese calendar||Ōan 4
|Minguo calendar||541 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1913–1914|
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- January – Edward, the Black Prince, gives up the administration of Aquitaine and returns to England because of his poor health and heavy debts.
- February 17 – Rival brothers Ivan Sratsimir and Ivan Shishman become co-Emperors of Bulgaria after the death of their father, Ivan Alexander. Bulgaria is weakened by the split.
- February 22 – Robert II becomes the first Stuart king of Scotland after the death of his uncle, David II.
- April 9 – Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan succeeds Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan, becoming the 5th and last of the Northern Ashikaga Pretenders.
- August 22 – At the Battle of Baesweiler, Brabant is unexpectedly defeated by the Duchy of Jülich.
- September 21 – John of Gaunt, son of King Edward III of England, marries Constance of Castile, daughter of King Pedro of Castile, giving John of Gaunt a claim to the throne of Castile.
- September 26 – At the Battle of Maritsa, most of the nobility in Serbia are killed by the Ottomans.
- December – Lazar succeeds his distant cousin, Stefan Uroš V, as ruler of Serbia, but declines the title of Tsar.
- Charterhouse Carthusian Monastery is founded in Aldersgate, London.
- The first widely accepted historical reference is made to playing cards (in Spain).
- Zhao Bing Fa becomes King of Mong Mao (in present day south China/north Myanmar) after the death of his father, Si Ke Fa.
- Kalamegha claims the vacant title of King of Cambodia after the power of the Thai invaders from Ayutthaya begins to weaken. The Ayutthayans are finally expelled in 1375.
- Byzantine co-emperor John V Palaiologos pledges loyalty to the Ottoman Empire to prevent the Turks from invading Constantinople.
- The Hongwu Emperor of the Ming Dynasty in China introduces the census registration system of lijia, or the hundreds-and-tithing system, throughout the Yangzi valley. This system groups households into units of ten and groups of one hundred, whereupon their capacities for paying taxes and providing the state with corvée labor service can be assessed. The system becomes fully operational in 1381, when it counts 59,873,305 people living in China (the historian Timothy Brook asserts that the number was much higher, somewhere between 65 million and 75 million).
- May 28 – John the Fearless (d. 1419)
- September 21 – Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1440)
- December 30 – Prince Vasily I of Moscow (d. 1425)
- date unknown
- probable – Isabeau de Bavière, queen of Charles VI of France (d. 1435)
- January/February – Paul, Latin Patriarch of Constantinople
- February 17 – Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria
- February 22 – David II of Scotland (b. 1324)
- March 4 – Jeanne d'Évreux, queen consort of France (b. 1310)
- September – Thomas de Vere, 8th Earl of Oxford (b. c. 1336)
- September 26 – Jovan Uglješa, Serbian despot