On This Day

What Happened in 1288

Historical Events

  • Feb 22 Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV
  • Apr 24 Jews of Troyes France are accused of ritual murder
  • Jun 5 Battle of Worringen: Jan I, Duke of Brabant defeats army of Archbishop Siegfried II of Cologne, one of the largest and fiercest battles of the Middle Ages

Famous People Born in 1288

  • Apr 5 Emperor Go-Fushimi, 93rd Emperor of Japan (1298-1301) (d. 1336)
  • Nov 26 Go-Daigo, 96th Emperor of Japan (1318-39), born in Kyōto, Japan (d. 1339)

World Leaders in 1288

Famous People Who Died in 1288

  • Jun 5 Hendrik VI, earl of Luxembourg/Laroche (1281-88), dies in the Battle of Worringen