On This Day

What Happened in August 1278

Historical Events

  • Aug 26 Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf of Habsburg defeats Ottokar II

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 13 Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65
  • Aug 26 Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle