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1340 Historical Event(s)
- April 1, 1340 – Niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.
- June 24, 1340 – Hundred Years’ War: Battle of Sluys – The French fleet is almost destroyed by the English Fleet commanded in person by King Edward III.
- October 30, 1340 – Battle of Rio Salado.
Who Were Born On 1340?
- March 6, 1340 – John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (d. 1399)
- November 30, 1340 – John, Duke of Berry, son of John II of France (d. 1416)