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|Centuries:||13th century – 14th century – 15th century|
|Decades:||1310s 1320s 1330s – 1340s – 1350s 1360s 1370s|
|Years:||1340 1341 1342 1343 1344 1345 1346 1347 1348 1349|
|Categories:|| Births – Deaths – Architecture|
Establishments – Disestablishments
Events and trends
- The Black Death spreads across Europe.
- The Battle of Sluys is fought between the ships of the navy of the Kingdom of England and those of the Kingdom of France.
- August 26: Edward III of England defeats Philip VI of France at the Battle of Crécy. This battle is famous for the destruction of the French cavalry by English longbowmen. This was also the first time cannons were used in battle.