14th century in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in the 14th century.

See also: 14th century in poetry, 13th century in literature, 15th century in literature, list of years in literature.

Events[edit]

New works[edit]

Drama[edit]

Births[edit]

  • 1303 – Bridget of Sweden (Birgitta Birgersdotter), Swedish mystic, writer and saint (died 1373)
  • 1304 – Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca) Tuscan poet (died 1374)
  • 1313 – Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian writer (died 1375)
  • c. 1315 or 1317 – Hafez, Persian poet (died 1390)
  • 1320 – Lalleshwari, Kashmiri Hindu poet (died 1392)
  • 1332: May 27 – Ibn Khaldun, North African historiographer and philosopher (died 1406)
  • c. 1332 – Catherine of Vadstena, Swedish mystic, writer and saint (died 1381)
  • 1333 – Kan'ami (Kan'ami Kiyotsugu (観阿弥 清次), Japanese Noh actor (died 1384)
  • c. 1340–45 – Walter Hilton, English mystic writing in Latin and English (died 1396)
  • c. November 1342 – Julian of Norwich, English religious writer and mystic (died c. 1416)
  • 1343 – Geoffrey Chaucer, English poet (died 1400)
  • 1347 – Catherine of Siena, Italian theologian and saint (died 1380)
  • 1348 – Jan of Jenštejn, Archbishop of Prague, writer, composer and poet (died 1400)
  • c. 1363 – Zeami Motokiyo (世阿弥 元清), Japanese Noh actor and playwright (died c. 1443)
  • 1364 – Christine de Pizan, Venetian-born Middle French court poet and writer (died c. 1430)
  • c. 1368 – Thomas Hoccleve, English poet and clerk (died 1426)
  • c. 1373 – Margery Kempe, English mystic and autobiographer (died c. 1440)
  • 1378 – Zhu Quan (朱權), Prince of Ning, Chinese military commander, feudal lord, historian and playwright (died 1448)
  • 1393 – John Capgrave, English historian and scholastic theologian (died 1464)
  • 1398 – Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, Castilian politician and poet (died 1458)

Deaths[edit]

In literature[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strohm, Paul (2014). The Poet's Tale: Chaucer and the year that made the Canterbury Tales. London: Profile Books. ISBN 978-178125-059-4. 
  2. ^ "10 things to know about Norwich" (PDF). UNESCO. November 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2014.