On This Day

1297 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 8 Monaco gains its independence.

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 11 Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace defeats the English

Scottish nobleman William Wallace
Scottish nobleman
William Wallace

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 25 Andronicus III Palaeologus, Byzantine emperor (d. 1341)
  • Mar 25 Arnost of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (d. 1364)
  • Aug 14 Emperor Hanazono, 95th Emperor of Japan (d. 1348)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 17 Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet and abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86
  • Aug 16 John II of Trebizond (b. 1262)
  • Aug 19 Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274)
  • Sep 11 Hugh de Cressingham, English treasurer, dies in battle
  • Dec 31 Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)