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1279 state leaders
- March 5 - Lithuanian forces led by Traidenis defeat the Teutonic Knights in the Battle of Aizkraukle.
- The first of the Statutes of Mortmain are passed under king Edward I of England, which prevents land from passing into possession of the church.
- The second of two main surveys of the Hundred Rolls, an English census seen as a follow up to the Domesday Book completed in 1086, is begun; it lasts until 1280.
- Al-Razi's important medical writings are translated into Latin by Faraj ben Salim some 350 years after Al-Razi's death.
- The Royal Mint of England moves into the Tower of London.
- March 19 - Kublai Khan's Mongol Yuan Dynasty defeats the Song Dynasty in the Battle of Yamen. This completes the Mongol conquest of China and exterminates the Song Dynasty.
- October 12 - The Dai-Gohonzon, the supreme object of veneration of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, is inscribed by Nichiren.
- A Mongol diplomatic party sent by Kublai Khan to Japan is killed by Japan's regent Hojo Tokimune, leading to a second invasion attempt by the Mongols in 1281.
- The Chola Dynasty of South India falls under attacks by the Hoysala Empire and Pandyan kingdom.
- Mamluk sultan Baraka Khan and emir Qalawun of Egypt invade Armenia; a revolt in Egypt while they are away forces Baraka to abdicate and allows Qalawun to become sultan.
- Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (d. 1342)
- The third of three reported birth years for the semi-mythical Taoist Zhang Sanfeng.
- February 16 - King Afonso III of Portugal (b. 1210)
- March 19 - Emperor Bing of Song China (b. 1271)
- April 13 - Duke Boleslaus the Pious of Greater Poland (b. 1226)
- April - Walter Giffard, Archbishop of York
- September 11 - Robert Kilwardby, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. c. 1215)
- December 7 - Boleslaus V of Poland, king of Kraków (b. 1226)af:1279
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