On This Day

Year 1282 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 30 The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers
  • 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 6 Battle of Menai Straits (Moel-y-don): forces of Edward I defeated as they try to cross a pontoon bridge during their reconquor of Wales
  • 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.

Historical Figures Born in 1282

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

Historical Figures Who Died in 1282

  • 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