- May 3 John II becomes duke of Brabant/Limburg
- Jun 30 Jews are expelled from Berne, Switzerland
- Jul 5 Pietro del Murrone elected as Pope Coelestinus V
- Dec 10 Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
- Dec 13 Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit.
- Dec 24 Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII
- Kublai Khan
Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty