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1305 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 25 Consecration of the Scrovegni Chapel (Arena Chapel) in Padua, Italy, with fresco masterpiece by Florentine painter Giotto
  • Jun 5 Archbishop Bertrand the Got of Bordeaux elected Pope Clement V
  • Jun 23 French-Flemish peace treaty signed at Athis-sur-Orge

ScotlandWilliam Wallace Executed

Aug 5 William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.

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William Wallace on trial at Westminster Hall in a painting by Daniel Maclise
William Wallace on trial at Westminster Hall in a painting by Daniel Maclise
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BattleExecution

Aug 23 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England

Scottish nobleman William Wallace
Scottish nobleman
William Wallace
King of England Edward I
King of England
Edward I

Deaths in History

  • Mar 7 Gwijde van Dampierre, count of Flanders/count of Namur, dies at 78
  • Apr 4 Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217)
  • Jun 21 Wenceslaus II, King of Bohemia & Poland (1278-1305), dies at 33

BattleWilliam Wallace

Aug 23 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded at Smithfield London

Scottish nobleman William Wallace
Scottish nobleman
William Wallace
  • Sep 10 Nicholas van Tolentino, Italian saint, dies
  • Oct 4 Emperor Kameyama of Japan (b. 1249)
  • Nov 18 John II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1239)