1298 in history

1298 events chronologically

Jun 1 Residents of Riga and Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Livonian Order in the Battle of Turaida
Jul 2 The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg
Jul 22 Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Falkirk – King Edward I of England and his longbowmen defeat William Wallace and his Scottish schiltrons outside the town of Falkirk

Born in 1298

Jul 22 John Stewart of Bonkyll a son of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland. He was a military commander during the First Scottish War of Independence and during the Battle of Falkirk, he commanded the Scottish archers, and was killed during the battle. Stewart is interred in the churchyard of the Falkirk Old Parish Church
Dec 12 Albert II Duke of Austria Duke of Austria.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1298

Jul 2 Adolf King of Germany the King of Germany from 1292 until his death. He was never crowned by the Pope, which would have secured him the title of Holy Roman Emperor. He was the second in the succession of so-called Grafenkönige
Jul 16 Jacobus de Voragine an Italian chronicler and archbishop of Genoa. He was the author, or more accurately the compiler, of Legenda Aurea, the Golden Legend, a collection of the legendary lives of the greater saints of the medieval church that was one of the most popular religious works of the Middle Ages
Jul 23 Thoros III King of Armenia king of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, ruling from 1293 to 1298. He was the son of Leo II of Armenia and Kyranna de Lampron, and was part of the Hethumid dynasty. In 1293 his brother Hethum II abdicated in his favour; however, Thoros recalled Hethum to the throne in 1295. The two brought their sister Rita to Constantinople to marry Michael IX Palaiologos in 1296, but were imprisoned upon their return in Bardzrberd by their brother Sempad, who had usurped the throne in their absence. Thoros was murdered, strangled to death on July 23, 1298 in Bardzrberd by Oshin, Marshal of Armenia, on Sempad's orders
Aug 25 Albert II Duke of Saxony a son of Duke Albert I of Saxony and his third wife Helen of Brunswick and Lunenburg, a daughter of Otto the Child. He supported Rudolph I of Germany at his election as Roman king and became his son-in-law. After the death of their father Albert I in 1260 Albert II jointly ruled the Duchy of Saxony with his elder brother John I, and thereafter with the latter's sons
Aug 29 Eleanor of England Countess of Bar an English princess, the eldest surviving daughter of King Edward I of England and his first wife, Queen Eleanor of Castile.
Sep 11 Philip of Artois the son of Robert II of Artois, Count of Artois, and Amicie de Courtenay. He was the Lord of Conches, Nonancourt, and Domfront
Dec 31 Humphrey de Bohun 3rd Earl of Hereford an English nobleman known primarily for his opposition to King Edward I over the Confirmatio Cartarum. He was also an active participant in the Welsh Wars and maintained for several years a private feud with the earl of Gloucester. His father, Humphrey de Bohun, fought on the side of the rebellious barons in the Barons' War. When Humphrey predeceased his father, Humphrey became heir to his grandfather, Humphrey. At Humphrey 's death in 1275, Humphrey inherited the earldoms of Hereford and Essex. He also inherited major possessions in the Welsh Marches from his mother, Eleanor de Braose