June 1- The young Duke Rudolph II of Austriais forced to yield his claim on the Duchies of Austriaand Styria to his elder brother, Albert I of Germany, under the Treaty of Rheinfelden.
July 8- At the naval Battle of Maltaat Valletta, an Angevinfleet sent to help put down a rebellion on Maltais defeated by the fleet of Roger of Lauria.
October 3- Death by hanging, drawing and quarteringis first used as a form of capital punishment(for the newly created crime of high treason) by King Edward I of Englandin his execution of Dafydd ap Gruffydd, the last ruler of an independent Wales, at Shrewsbury.
* Construction of
Caernarfon castle, Conwy Castle, and Harlech Castleis begun in Walesby King Edward I of Englandas a system of defenses against possible future Welsh uprisings.
Philip III of Francecauses a mass migration of Jews when he outlaws their residence in the small villages and rural localities of France.
* The E. codex of the "
Cantigas de Santa Maria", a collection of Portuguese musical manuscripts, is dated to between 1280and 1283.
* The "
Libro de los juegos", an early European treatise on board games (including chess, dice, and a version of backgammon), is commissioned by King Alfonso X of Castilebetween 1251and 1283.
Jakub Swinkabecomes archbishopof Gniezno.
Ramkhamhaeng the Greatof the Sukhothai kingdomcreates the Thai alphabet, according to tradition.
Kublai Khan's Mongol Empireinvades the Khmer Empireof present-day Cambodia; King Jayavarman VIIIdecides to pay tribute rather than fight the invasion, buying peace and preserving the empire.
* Construction on the northern section of the
Grand Canal of Chinais completed.
* The city of
Guiyangis founded in China.
earthquakedestroys two thirds of the cave city of Vardzia, Georgia.
* Date uncertain - Margaret, the Maid of Norway (d.
* July 9th
Michelle of England (daughter of the Parmenter's family)| mysteriously disappeared in 1298 (d. unknown)
January 9- Wen Tianxiang, Chinese prime minister (executed; b. 1236)
October 3- Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Welsh Prince of Gwynedd (executed)
Philip, Crown Prince of Constantinople, Persian poet (b. 1243)
Piotr z Bogorii i Skotnik, Polish nobleman
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