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1282 in History

Events in History


When The Bells Rang Out For FreedomWhen The Bells Rang Out For Freedom

Mar 30 The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers

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An artist's impression of the start of the War of the Vespers
An artist's impression of the start of the War of the Vespers
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  • Sep 4 King of Aragon Pedro III annexes Sicily
  • Oct 13 Nichiren Daishonin, founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism, dies, his ashes are interred at Taisekiji Temple.
  • Nov 9 Pope Martinus IV excommunicates king Pedro III of Aragon
  • Dec 11 Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the Last, last native Prince of Wales is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. Reigned from 1259.

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 7 Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, youngest daughter of King Edward I and Queen Eleanor of Castile, born in Rhuddlan Castle, Denbighshire (d. 1316)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 9 Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd Hakam al Qurashi, ruler of Minorca (b. 1204)
  • Aug 25 Thomas Cantilupe, English saint (b. ca 1218)
  • Oct 13 Nichiren Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism (b. 1222)
  • Dec 11 Michael VIII, Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1259-82), dies