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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian (grave slab in the Frauenkirche)
Emperor Ludwig IV the Bavarian legally dissolves the election of emperor from the consent of the Pope .
Coat of arms of the Counts of Arnsberg
Gottfried IV
becomes the last
Count of Arnsberg .
1338 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 786/787 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1330/31
Aztec calendar 1st house - Ce Calli (until the end of January / beginning of February 13th Feuerstein - Matlactli omey Tecpatl )
Buddhist calendar 1881/82 (southern Buddhism); 1880/81 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 67th (68th) cycle

Year of the Earth Tiger戊寅 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Ox 丁丑)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 700/701 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 716/717
Islamic calendar 738/739 (turn of the year 19/20 July)
Jewish calendar 5098/99 (September 14/15)
Coptic calendar 1054/55
Malayalam calendar 513/514
Seleucid era Babylon: 1648/49 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1649/50 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1376
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1394/95


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire

Rhenser explanation; Certificate without a seal from July 16, 1338

Hundred Years War

Jacob van Artevelde: statue in Ghent
  • 3rd January : The largest parish of Ghent in the county of Flanders elects Jacob van Artevelde as one of the five captains of the city. This has promised the citizens of the city, against the oppression of Count Ludwig I proceed. Through his support of the claim of Philip VI. conjured up on the French throne the boycott of the export of English wool to Flanders and the importation of Flemish cloth to England, which has catastrophic effects on the economy of his country. First of all, van Artevelde negotiates with France and England for neutrality and the confirmation of trade privileges. At the same time he succeeds in winning Bruges and Ypres for this cause and establishing a union with Johann III. close from Brabant . They ask Ludwig to choose only Flemish advisers and to govern together with the three cities.
Sea battle of Arnemuiden - Illumination in the Chroniques of the French historian Jean Froissart

Other events in Europe

First documentary mentions

  • Gallenkirch is mentioned in a document for the first time.


science and technology

  • The Sorbonne library has around 40 single-volume Bibles.
  • Konrad von Megenberg gives the second version of the “Planctus ecclesiae in Germaniam” to a papal legate. The subject of the book is the balance between the Sacerdotium and the Empire , which he tries to use in Benedict XII. To awaken understanding for Ludwig the Bavarian.


Sketch from a manuscript of the Summa logicae , which is supposed to represent Wilhelm von Ockham



Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown

  • August: Arnaud-Amanieu d'Albret , French officer in the Hundred Years War, Sire of Albret and Nérac, Vice-Count of Tartas and Count of Dreux († 1401 )


Date of death secured

Hermann Morneweg's seal

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

Commons : 1338  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ R. Glaser, Klimageschichte Mitteleuropas, Darmstadt 2001, p. 65