On This Day

What Happened in 1280

Historical Events in 1280

  • Feb 20 Japanese Imperial Court orders all temples and shrines to pray for victory in the impending second Mongol invasion
  • Jul 27 Sogen Mugaku, founder of Engakuji temple, arrives in Japan from China

World Leaders in 1280

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

Famous People Who Died in 1280

  • May 9 Magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80), dies at 42
  • Aug 22 Nicholas III [Giovanni Gaetano Orsini], Italian Pope (1277-80), dies
  • Nov 15 Albertus Magnus the Great, German leader/bishop Regensburg, dies at 87