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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1250s  1260s  1270s  – 1280s –  1290s  1300s  1310s
Years: 1285 1286 128712881289 1290 1291


  • June 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.
  • 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.
  • The Scots Parliament creates a law allowing women to propose marriage to men during leap years; men who refuse such proposals are required to pay a fine to the spurned bride-to-be.
  • The oldest surviving bell in the clocks atop the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome dates to 1288.
  • Vietnamese general Tran Hung Dao sinks the entire fleet of an invading Yuan dynasty Mongol army by placing steel-tipped bamboo stakes in the Bach Dang River, near Halong Bay.
  • The Japanese era Koan ends, and the Shōō era begins.

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