On This Day

Historical Events in 1282

When The Bells Rang Out For Freedom

Mar 30 The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers

  • Sep 4 King of Aragon Pedro III annexes Sicily
  • Oct 13 Nichiren Daishonin, founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism, dies, his ashes are interred at Taisekiji Temple
  • Nov 6 Battle of Menai Straits (Moel-y-don): forces of Edward I defeated as they try to cross a pontoon bridge during their reconquor of Wales
  • Nov 9 Pope Martinus IV excommunicates king Pedro III of Aragon
  • Dec 11 Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the Last, last native Prince of Wales is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. Reigned from 1259.