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This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). It is housed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C..
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 13th century · 14th century · 15th century
Decades: 1300s 1310s 1320s 1330s 1340s
1350s 1360s 1370s 1380s 1390s
Categories: BirthsDeaths

As a means of recording the passage of time, the 14th century was the century which lasted from 1301 to 1400.



Louis the Great of Hungary, One of the strongest kings of Hungary
Osman I, 1st Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Significant people

  • Louis the Great of Hungary (king: 1342–1382) King of Hungary, Croatia, Dalmatia, Jerusalem, Sicily and Poland from 1370. He led campaigns From Lithuania to Southern Italy, From Poland to Northern Greece. He had the greatest military potential of the century with his enormous armies.(Often over 100,000 men)
  • Osman I (12581326, Osman Gazi or Osman Bey or I.Osman or Osman Sayed II) leader of the Ottoman Turks, founder of the dynasty that established and ruled the Ottoman Empire.*
Statue of Dante Alighieri at the Uffizi, Florence
Edward III and the Black Prince
Guillaume de Machaut (at right) receiving Nature and three of her children, from an illuminated Parisian manuscript of the 1350s


Inventions, discoveries, introductions


  1. ^ Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry, Baltimore, Md., 2004, p.23, ISBN 0-8063-1750-7
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Decades and years

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