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§Of World Interest

A comet was spotted and mentioned in English Medieval Manuscripts.



Estimation: Cairo, capital of Mamluk Egypt becomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Hangzhou in Mongolian China.


A Muslim prince of Nubian royal blood ascends the throne of Dongola as king. (History of Sudan (Coming of Islam to the Turkiyah))

§Eastern Asia


Hōjō Mototoki becomes Kamakura shogun of Japan.


Great Famine of 1315–1317: the Great Famine of 1315–1317, also known as the Great European Famine, was actually a series of crises. The tragedy, that killed an estimated 7.5 million people, was caused by strange weather and unrelenting rains.

Most of Europe (extending east to Russia and south to Italy) was affected.[1] The famine caused millions of deaths over an extended number of years and marked a clear end to the period of growth and prosperity from the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries.

The Great Famine started with bad weather in spring 1315. Global crop failures lasted through 1316 until the summer harvest in 1317, and Europe did not fully recover until 1322. The period was marked by extreme levels of crime, disease, mass death and even cannibalism and infanticide. The crisis had consequences for the Church, state, European society, and for future calamities to follow in the fourteenth century.

Planting seed supplies consumed, more than half of livestock died. Disinterred bodies reportedly eaten in Ireland.


November 15 - Swiss defeat Leopold of Austria at Battle of Morgarten, ensuring independence for the Swiss Confederation.


October 25 - Adam Banastre, Henry de Lea and William Bradshaw attack Liverpool Castle.

The Borough of Liverpool, along with Liverpool Castle, is granted to Robert de Holland.


May 9 - Eudes IV succeeds Hugh V as Duke of Burgundy.

August - Louis X is crowned King of France at Reims.

August 13 - Louis X of France marries Clemence d'Anjou.


Witzlaw III, prince of Rügen, builds a castle at Barth.

Dassel of Germany is granted city rights.


Kos fortress is erected in Greece


Flushing is granted city rights.


Afonso IV of Portugal succeeds his father Denis of Portugal


Emir Ismael Abu-I-Walid orders the Jews of Granada, Spain to don the yellow badge

Castile, including Andalusia, suffered major famines and shortages in 1315.


When a long-simmering conflict between Schwyz and the abbey of Einsiedeln escalated once more, the Habsburgs responded by sending a strong army of knights against these peasants to subdue their insurrection, but the Austrian army of Frederick's brother Leopold I was utterly defeated in the Battle of Morgarten in 1315. The three cantons renewed their alliance in the pact of Brunnen, and Louis IV reconfirmed their Reichsfreiheit.

November 15 - A Swiss Confederation force of 1,500 infantry archers ambushed a group of Austrian soldiers of the Holy Roman Empire near the Morgarten Pass. The Swiss, led by Werner Stauffacher, thoroughly defeated the Austrians, who were under the command of Duke Leopold I of Austria.

§South Pacific


Kalaunuiohua became the Alii Aimoku of the Island of Hawaii until 1345. Note:Exact dates are suspect because the new King (Alii) appears to change only on the half decade, probably not the case.


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