1280s facts for kids

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1250s 1260s 1270s1280s1290s 1300s 1310s
Years: 1280 1281 1282 1283 1284 1285 1286 1287 1288 1289
Categories: BirthsDeaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments

Events

  • 1282March – Dafydd ap Gruffydd, brother to Prince of Wales Llywelyn the Last, attacks an English castle; his brother feels compelled to support him despite poor preparation for war, quickly leading to the final English conquest of Wales by King Edward I of England.
  • 1286 – Prussians settled in exile in Serbia stage a famous uprising.
  • 1288June 5 – John I of Brabant defeats the duchy of Guelders in the Battle of Worringen — one of the largest battles in Europe of the Middle Ages — thus winning possession of the duchy of Limburg. The battle also liberates the city of Cologne from rule by the Archbishopric of Cologne; it had previously been one of the major ecclesiastical principalities of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1288 – August 8Pope Nicholas IV proclaims a crusade against King Ladislaus IV of Hungary, who had lost credibility by favoring his semi-pagan Cuman subjects and in general refusing to conform to the social standards of western Europe.

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