Historical Events in 1279

  • Mar 19 A Mongolian victory at the naval Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China
  • Oct 12 Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon
  • Dec 12 Discovery of a sarcophagus supposedly containing the body of Mary Magdalene in the crypt of the church of Saint-Maximin, southeastern France