On This Day

What Happened in May 1294

Historical Events

  • May 3 John II becomes Duke of Brabant and Limburg

Historic Event

May 10 Temür Khan declared Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty

  • May 12 Construction of Santa Croce begins in Florence, the largest Franciscan church in the world (consecrated 1442)

Famous Deaths

  • May 3 John I, Duke of Brabant and Limburg and poet, dies murdered aged 41 or 42