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1283 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Albrecht I van Habsburg becomes ruler of Austrian/Bull market
  • Jun 1 Treaty of Rheinfelden: Duke Rudolph II of Austria waives his right to the Duchies of Austria and Styria

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

Jul 8 War of the Sicilian Vespers: Battle of Malta

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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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  • Oct 3 Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd, Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 9 Wen Tianxiang, Prime Minister of China and scholar-general in the last years of the Southern Song Dynasty, executed at 46
  • Oct 3 Dafydd ap Gruffyd, last monarch of Gwynnedd (North-Wales), dies