Historical Events in 1302

  • 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

Victory in Battle

Jul 11 Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) near Kortrijk, Belgium: Flemish coalition defeat the French army of Philip IV

  • Nov 18 Pope Boniface VIII issues papal bull (decree) "Unam sanctam" emphasizing the higher position of the spiritual in comparison with the secular order