On This Day

What Happened in 1290

Historical Events

  • Apr 20 Round Table tournament held near Winchester, England, in imitation of King Arthur, to commemorate betrothal of daughter of Edward I, and attended by the king
  • Jul 18 King Edward I orders expulsion of Jews from England, this edict will remain in place for 350 years
  • Sep 27 Earthquake in the Gulf of Chihli (Bohai Sea) near China, reportedly kills 100,000 people
  • Oct 9 Last of 16,000 Jews expelled by King Edward I leave England

Famous People Born in 1290

  • Aug 4 Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)
  • Sep 22 Bilbo Baggins, fictional main character of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, born in Shire Reckoning

World Leaders in 1290

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 30 Joan of Acre (18), daughter of Edward I marries (1) Gilbert de Clare, Duke of Hertford at Westminster Abbey.
  • Jul 8 Princess Margaret (15), daughter of Edward I of England marries John II of Brabant at Westminster Abbey
  • Aug 16 Charles of Valois, son of King Philip III of France weds Margaret of Anjou, daughter of King Charles II of Naples

Famous People Who Died in 1290

  • May 10 Duke Rudolph II of Austria (b. 1271)
  • Jul 10 King Ladislaus IV of Hungary (b. 1262)
  • Nov 28 Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I of England (b. 1241)
  • Dec 18 King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)