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Deaths in History in 1279

  • Feb 16 Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies at 68
  • Mar 19 Emperor Bing of Song China (b. 1271)
  • Apr 14 Boleslaw the Pious, Polish duke
  • Apr 14 Boleslaus of Greater Poland
  • Sep 10 Robert Kilwardby [Anglicus], English Archbishop of Canterbury (1272-78), philosopher and Cardinal, dies (b. 1215)
  • Dec 7 Bolesław V the Chaste, High Duke of Poland (1243-79), dies at 53