On This Day

What Happened in May 1277

Historical Events

  • May 13 As Vizier Mehmet I of Karaman issues a firman (decree) ordering only the Turkish language to be used, not Arabic or Persian

Famous Deaths

  • May 1 Stefanus IV Uros I de Great, King of Serbia (1243-76), dies
  • May 20 John XXI [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Portuguese Pope (1276-77), dies. (b. 1215)