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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1250s  1260s  1270s  – 1280s –  1290s  1300s  1310s
Years: 1282 1283 128412851286 1287 1288


  • January 6 – Archbishop Jakub Świnka orders all priests subject to his bishopry in Poland to deliver sermons in Polish rather than German, thus further unifying the Catholic Church in Poland and fostering a national identity.
  • April 25Mamluk sultan Qalawun begins a siege of the Crusader fortress of Margat (in present-day Syria), a major stronghold of the Knights Hospitaller thought to be impregnable; he captures the fortress a month later.
  • September 4 – Roger of Lauria defeats King Philip III of France in a naval battle off of Barcelona.
  • The writ Circumspecte Agatis, issued by King Edward I of England, defines the jurisdictions of church and state in England, thereby limiting the church's judicial powers to ecclesiastical cases only.
  • The Second statute of Westminster is passed in England, reforming various laws; it includes the famous clause de donis conditionalibus, considered one of the fundamental institutes of medieval law in England.
  • The English romantic poem The Lay of Havelok the Dane is written (approximate date).
  • Tran Hung Dao leads Vietnamese forces in victory over an invading Yuan dynasty Mongol army.
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