What Happened in 1279

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Historical Events

  • Mar 19 A Mongolian victory at the naval Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China.
  • Oct 12 Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon

World Leaders in 1279

  • Kublai KhanKublai Khan
    Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 16 Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies
  • Mar 19 Emperor Bing of Song China (b. 1271)
  • Apr 14 Boleslaw the Pious, Polish duke
  • Apr 14 Boleslaus of Greater Poland
  • Sep 10 Robert Kilwardby/Anglicus, English philosopher/Cardinal, dies
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