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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1250s  1260s  1270s  – 1280s –  1290s  1300s  1310s
Years: 1277 1278 127912801281 1282 1283

Year 1280 (MCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


  • Construction on the northern section of the Grand Canal of China begins.
  • The final stage of the Lincoln Cathedral is completed.
  • King Edward I of England forms the Court of King's Bench. The Bench hears petitions for justice instead of the king hearing them himself.
  • The Wolf minimum of solar activity begins (approximate date).
  • The Asen dynasty of tsars of Bulgaria ends.
  • Syria tries to leave from the Mamluk sultanate of Egypt. Qalawun defeats the rebels and keeps Syria in the Egyptian sultanate.
  • The second of two main surveys of the Hundred Rolls is completed. It began in 1279.
  • Turin is conquered by Thomas III of Savoy. It becomes the capital of the House of Savoy.
  • Osman starts to rule.


  • Birger of Sweden (d. 1321)
  • Wu Zhen, Chinese painter (d. 1354)


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