1287 in history

1287 events chronologically

Jan 17 King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca
Apr 4 King Wareru founds Kingdom of Ramannadesa, and proclaims independence from Pagan Empire
Jun 14 Kublai Khan defeats the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria
Dec 14 St. Lucia's flood: The Zuiderzee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses, killing over 50,000 people

Born in 1287

Jan 24 Richard de Bury an English priest, teacher, bishop, writer, and bibliophile. He was a patron of learning and one of the first English collectors of books. He is chiefly remembered for his Philobiblon, written to inculcate in the clergy the pursuit of learning and the love of books. The "Philobiblon" is considered the earliest books to discuss librarianship in-depth
Apr 25 Roger Mortimer 1st Earl of March an English nobleman and powerful Marcher lord who had gained many estates in the Welsh Marches and Ireland following his advantageous marriage to the wealthy heiress Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville. In November 1316, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1322 for having led the Marcher lords in a revolt against King Edward II in what became known as the Despenser War. He later escaped to France, where he was joined by Edward's queen consort Isabella, whom he took as his mistress. After he and Isabella led a successful invasion and rebellion, Edward was subsequently deposed; Mortimer allegedly arranged his murder at Berkeley Castle. For three years, Mortimer was de facto ruler of England before being himself overthrown by Edward's eldest son, Edward III. Accused of assuming royal power and other crimes, Mortimer was executed by hanging at Tyburn
Aug 31 Konrad von Würzburg the chief German poet of the second half of the 13th century.
Nov 2 Nasr Sultan of Granada a son of Muhammed II al-Faqih and the fourth Nasrid ruler of the Moorish Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula.

Died in 1287

Apr 3 Pope Honorius IV Pope from 2 April 1285 to his death in 1287. During his pontificate he largely continued to pursue the pro-French political policy of his predecessor, Pope Martin IV
Aug 29 Thomas de Clare Lord of Thomond a Hiberno-Norman peer and soldier. He was the second son of Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester and his wife Maud de Lacy, Countess of Gloucester. On 26 January 1276 he was granted the lordship of Thomond by Edward I of England; he spent the next eight years attempting to conquer it from the O'Brien dynasty, kings of Thomond