On This Day

What Happened in 1287

Historical Events

  • Jan 17 King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca
  • Jan 21 The treaty of San Agayz is signed. Minorca is conquered by King Alfons III of Aragon.
  • Feb 9 Massive storm across south-east England hits Cinque Ports realines the coastline, New Romney port now a mile inland [1]
  • Dec 14 During St. Lucia's Flood in Northwest Netherlands the Zuiderzee seawall collapses with loss of over 50,000 lives. Fifth largest recorded flood in history

Famous People Born in 1287

  • Jan 24 Richard Aungerville, English bishop (d. 1345)
  • Apr 25 Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, de facto ruler of England, born in Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, England (d. 1330)

World Leaders in 1287

Famous People Who Died in 1287

  • Apr 3 Honorius IV [Giacomo Savelli], Italian Pope (1285-87), dies