Century XIV  
1300 Gesta Romanorum, a chess morality compiled in England, written.
1300 Cessole writes 'Book of the customs of men and the duties of nobles'. Chess morales. (liber de moribus)
1309 Ponce Hugo, Count of Ampurias, donates chessmen to the cathedral of Gerona.
1310 Chess forbidden to the clergy in Germany (Council of Trier).
1317 Cessole in charge of the inquisition in Genoa.
1320 Playing cards introduced.
1322 Jewish rabbi, Kalonymos Ben Kalonymos, condemns chess in his Eben Hohan.
1323 CHATRANG-NAMAK written; oldest of Pahlawi works
1328 ibn Taimiya (a Hanabalite) says chess can be played, but not for money.
1329 Synod of Wurzburg, Germany forbids chess.
1330 Citadel chess invented. Extra square at each corner.
1331 al-jami plays 2 games blindfolded and a 3rd, simultaneously.
1335 Robert, King of Hungary, sent John, King of Bohemia, a chess set.
1336 Timur born. Mongol ruler and chess enthusiast,
1337 Ammenhausen writes about courier chess.
1340 persian 'treasury of sciences' includes 3 chapters on chess.
1347 1st translation of the Cessolis morality into French.
1350 Margiolano of Florence is recognized as the leading blindfold player.
1360 Les Amoureux Eschecs written. Best example of romantic allegory.
1369 Chaucer (1343-1400) writes about chess in his poem The Book of the Duchess.
1370 Earlist known chess puzzle called arrangement.
1370 Pope Gregory xi (1329-1378) is an avid chessplayer.
1370 Arabic manuscript written; belonged to Sultan of Egypt; in Cairo; (C manuscript)
1374 Timur names his son shah-rukh after playing chess
1375 Charles V (1337-80) of France prohibits chess.
1380 William of Wykeleham, founder of Oxford, forbids chess.
1390.10.10 John I of Aragon requested a board and set at his lodging in Valencia.
1392 Charles VI (1368-1422) forbids chess.
1394 Charles D'Orleans b. Chess player and father of Louis XII.
1397.02.05 Louis, Duke of Orleans, purchased an elaborate chessboard.