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1280 in History

Events in History


Historic PublicationLetter from Kublai Khan to the Japanese Emperor

Feb 20 Japanese Imperial Court orders all temples and shrines to pray for victory in the impending second Mongol invasion
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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
  • Jul 27 Sogen Mugaku, founder of Engakuji temple, arrives in Japan from China

Deaths in History

  • May 9 Magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80), dies at 42
  • Aug 22 Nicholas III, [Giovanni Gaetano Orsini], Italian Pope (1277-80), dies
  • Nov 15 Albertus Magnus the Great, German leader/bishop Regensburg, dies at 87