1308 in history

1308 events chronologically

Aug 20 Pope Clement V pardons Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, absolving him of charges of heresy
Dec 28 The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan, begins

Born in 1308

May 2 Joan III Countess of Burgundy a reigning Countess of Burgundy and Artois, and a Duchess consort of Burgundy. She was the eldest daughter of King Philip V of France and Joan II of Burgundy. She

Top 7 most famous people died in 1308

May 1 Albert I of Germany a Duke of Austria and Styria from 1282 and King of Germany from 1298 until his assassination.
Aug 18 Clare of Montefalco an Augustinian nun and abbess. Before becoming a nun, Clare was a member of the Third Order of Francis. She was canonized by Pope Leo XIII on December 8, 1881
Sep 4 Margaret of Burgundy Queen of Sicily the second wife of Charles I of Sicily, and thus Queen of Sicily.
Sep 10 Emperor Go-Nijō the 94th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He reigned from March 3, 1301 until September 10, 1308
Nov 8 Duns Scotus generally considered to be one of the three most important philosopher-theologians of the High Middle Ages. Scotus has had considerable influence on both Catholic and secular thought. The doctrines for which he is best known are the "univocity of being," that existence is the most abstract concept we have, applicable to everything that exists; the formal distinction, a way of distinguishing between different aspects of the same thing; and the idea of haecceity, the property supposed to be in each individual thing that makes it an individual. Scotus also developed a complex argument for the existence of God, and argued for the Immaculate Conception of Mary
Nov 27 Otto IV Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal the Margrave of Brandenburg from the House of Ascania from 1266 until his death.
Dec 21 Henry I Landgrave of Hesse the first Landgrave of Hesse. He was the son of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Sophie of Thuringia