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- May 10 – A deputy is appointed to take charge of Geoffrey Chaucer’s duties at customs, Chaucer being busy with diplomatic business. Chaucer makes two trips to France in the course of this year.
- Ibn Khaldun begins work on the Muqaddimah.
- Nicole Oresme is elected bishop of Lisieux. Oresme's French translations from Latin versions of Aristotle are an important contribution to the development of the French language.
- Ali ibn Mohammed al-Jurjani returns to Shiraz from Constantinople to become a teacher.
- Production of the earliest known copy of the Laurentian Codex.
- Scottish poet John Barbour is rewarded for his latest work with ten pounds Scots.
- April - Guillaume de Machaut, French poet and composer (born c.1300)
- Rossignol, Rosalyn (2006). Critical Companion to Chaucer: A literary Reference to His Life and Work. New York, NY: Facts on File. p. 612. ISBN 0-8160-6193-9.
- Ibn Khaldun (1989). The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. p. Back Cover. ISBN 0-691-01754-9.
- Grant, Edward (2002). "Nicole Oresme". In Curren, Randall (ed.). A Companion to the Philosophy of Education. Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 0-631-21672-3.
- Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (2008). The Reasonings: A Key to Understanding the Qu'ran's Eloquence. Somerset, NJ: Tughra Books. p. 50. ISBN 978-1-59784-129-0.