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1284 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 3 Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England

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

Jun 5 Charles of Salerno is captured by Roger of Lauria during a naval battle in the Gulf of Naples, part of the Sicilian Vespers uprising

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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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  • Jun 26 According to the Lüneburg manuscript, a piper leads 130 children of Hamelin away

Birthdays in History


Person of interestEdward II

Apr 25 Edward II, King of England (1307-27), born in Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales (d. 1327)

King of England Edward II
King of England
Edward II

Deaths in History

  • Mar 24 Hugh III of Cyprus, King of Cyprus and Jerusalem (b 1235)
  • Apr 4 Alfonso X, 'the Wise' King of Castile & Leon (1252-84), dies at 62
  • Aug 19 Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273)