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1274 in History

Events in History

  • May 7 2nd Council of Lyons (14th ecumenical council) opens, convened by Pope Gregory X

CrownRoyal Coronation

Aug 19 Edward I is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey after returning from the Ninth Crusade

King of England Edward I
King of England
Edward I

Historic PublicationLetter from Kublai Khan to the Japanese Emperor

Oct 5 Around 1,000 soldiers of the Mongol army land on the Japanese island of Tsushima, the first attack of Kublai Khan's Mongol invasion of Japan
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A 1266 letter from Kublai Khan to the Japanese emperor threatening use of force
A 1266 letter from Kublai Khan to the Japanese emperor threatening use of force
  • Nov 19 Mongol army lands at Hakata Bay in Japan during their first invasion attempt and are defeated; a typhoon destroys most of their fleet as they withdraw

Birthdays in History


Person of interestRobert the Bruce

Jul 11 Robert the Bruce, Scottish king (1306-1329) and national hero, born in Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire (d. 1329)

King of Scotland Robert the Bruce
King of Scotland
Robert the Bruce

Deaths in History


Person of interestThomas Aquinas

Mar 7 Thomas Aquinas, Italian theologian, Philosopher and Doctor of the Church (Summa Theologica), dies at 48 or 49

  • Jun 26 Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Persian philosopher, architect and mathematician (Tadhkirah fi ╩┐ilm al-hay) dies at 73
  • Jul 15 John F Bonaventura, Ital/French theologist/dominican/saint, dies
  • Aug 15 Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne College, dies at 72
  • Sep 2 Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242)
  • Oct 20 Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies