14th century

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== 14th Century ==

The 14th century was a period of significant change and development in various parts of the world, spanning from the year 1301 to 1400. This century is often marked by a series of events that had profound impacts on the course of history, including the Black Death, the Hundred Years' War, and the rise of the Ottoman Empire.

Major Events[edit | edit source]

Black Death[edit | edit source]

The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75-200 million people in Eurasia. It peaked in Europe between 1347 and 1351 and had a profound impact on the social, economic, and cultural fabric of the continent.

Hundred Years' War[edit | edit source]

The Hundred Years' War was a series of conflicts waged between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of France from 1337 to 1453. The war was marked by several notable battles, including the Battle of Agincourt and the Siege of Orléans, and it significantly influenced the development of national identities in both countries.

Rise of the Ottoman Empire[edit | edit source]

The Ottoman Empire began its expansion in the 14th century, with the capture of Bursa in 1326 marking the beginning of its rise to power. The Ottomans continued to expand their territory throughout the century, laying the foundations for what would become one of the most powerful empires in history.

Cultural Developments[edit | edit source]

Literature[edit | edit source]

The 14th century saw significant developments in literature, with notable works such as Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron. These works are considered some of the greatest literary achievements of the Middle Ages and have had a lasting impact on Western literature.

Art and Architecture[edit | edit source]

The Gothic style continued to dominate European architecture in the 14th century, with the construction of iconic structures such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. In addition, the century saw the early stages of the Renaissance in Italy, with artists like Giotto di Bondone beginning to break away from the medieval artistic traditions.

Notable Figures[edit | edit source]

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