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1279 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 19 A Mongolian victory at the naval Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China

Historic PublicationLetter from Kublai Khan to the Japanese Emperor

Jul 29 Five emissaries dispatched by Kublai Khan from the Mongol Yuan dynasty are beheaded by 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
  • Oct 12 Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon

Deaths in History

  • Feb 16 Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies at 68
  • Mar 19 Emperor Bing of Song China (b. 1271)
  • Apr 14 Boleslaw the Pious, Polish duke
  • Apr 14 Boleslaus of Greater Poland
  • Sep 10 Robert Kilwardby/Anglicus, English philosopher/Cardinal, dies
  • Dec 7 BolesÅ‚aw V the Chaste, High Duke of Poland (1243-79), dies at 53