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1272 in History

Events in History

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Nov 20 Edward I proclaimed King of England after death of his father, Henry III. He would take two years to return to England from the Ninth Crusade.

King of England Edward I
King of England
Edward I
  • Nov 21 Following Henry III of England's death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.

Deaths in History

  • Mar 14 Re Enzo, Italian poet/son of Emp Frederik II von Hohenstaufen, dies
  • Mar 17 Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (b. 1220)
  • Apr 2 Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1209)
  • Apr 17 Zita, Italian maid and saint from Lucca, dies at about 59
  • Aug 6 Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72), dies
  • Nov 16 Henry III, King of England (1216-72, Provisions of Oxford), dies at 65
  • Nov 19 David of Augsburg, Franciscan minister/author, dies