On This Day

What Happened in 1302

Historical Events

  • Jan 27 Dante becomes a Florentine political exile
  • May 18 Bruges Matins; the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by local Flemish militia
  • Jul 11 Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) near Kortrijk, Belgium. Flemish coalition defeat French army
  • Nov 18 Pope Boniface VIII issues papal bull (decree) "Unam sanctam" emphasizing the higher position of the spiritual in comparison with the secular order

Famous People Born in 1302

  • Dec 7 Azzone Visconti, Lord of Milan (1329-39), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1339)

Famous Weddings

Famous People Who Died in 1302

  • Jul 11 Jacques de Ch√Ętillon, count of Saint-Pol/gov of Flaanders, dies
  • Jul 11 Pierre Flote, French 1st legist/chancellor of king Philip IV, dies
  • Jul 11 Robert II, Count of Artois and French soldier, dies in the Battle of the Golden Spurs at 51
  • Nov 17 St. Gertrude the Great, German Benedictine nun (b. 1256)
  • Dec 31 Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)