- 1353 : Giovanni Boccaccio writes his Decameron .
- 1356 : The first 23 chapters of the Golden Bull were drawn up in Nuremberg and announced on January 10, 1356 at the Nuremberg Reichstag. The Golden Bull of Emperor Charles IV becomes the first constitution-like document in Germany. This applies from January 10, 1356 until the end of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation in 1806 . It regulates the election of a king and the ban on alliances for cities, as well as enacting a coinage system.
- 1356 : The earthquake in Basel on October 18, 1356 causes great damage.