Year 1266 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 26 Battle of Benevento fought in Southern Italy between Manfred of Sicily and army of Charles of Anjou
  • Jun 22 Pope Clement IV commissions English philosopher Roger Bacon to begin "writings and remedies for current conditions" ie. write a summary of the sciences (results in his 1267 "opus major")
  • Jul 2 Treaty of Perth: Norway recognises Scottish sovereignty over the Hebrides and the Isle of Man

Historical Figures Who Died in 1266

  • Feb 26 Manfred, bastard son of Emperor Frederik II/king of Sicily, dies at the Battle of Benevento
  • Oct 21 Birger jarl, Swedish statesman (b. 1210)