Year 1288 (MCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1288 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1288
Ab urbe condita2041
Armenian calendar737
Assyrian calendar6038
Balinese saka calendar1209–1210
Bengali calendar695
Berber calendar2238
English Regnal year16 Edw. 1 – 17 Edw. 1
Buddhist calendar1832
Burmese calendar650
Byzantine calendar6796–6797
Chinese calendar丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
3984 or 3924
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
3985 or 3925
Coptic calendar1004–1005
Discordian calendar2454
Ethiopian calendar1280–1281
Hebrew calendar5048–5049
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1344–1345
 - Shaka Samvat1209–1210
 - Kali Yuga4388–4389
Holocene calendar11288
Igbo calendar288–289
Iranian calendar666–667
Islamic calendar686–687
Japanese calendarKōan 11 / Shōō 1
Javanese calendar1198–1199
Julian calendar1288
Korean calendar3621
Minguo calendar624 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−180
Thai solar calendar1830–1831
Tibetan calendar阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
1414 or 1033 or 261
    — to —
(male Earth-Rat)
1415 or 1034 or 262
Illustration of the Battle of Worringen


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England & ScotlandEdit


  • Spring – Genoa orders Admiral Benedetto Zaccaria to send five galleys to support Genoese suzerainty of Tripoli. Princess Lucia, sister of the late Count Bohemond VII, arrives in Acre, where the Knights Hospitaller escort her to the frontier with Tripoli. The commune refuses to accept her as new ruler and places the city under Genoese protection. After negotiations, Lucia offers to confirm Genoa's existing commercial privileges in Tripoli.[5]


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Art and CultureEdit


  • June 16Petrus, bishop of Västerås, buys 1/8 of the Stora Kopparberg copper mine in Falun, Sweden. During the reign of King Magnus III, nobles and foreign merchants from Lübeck take interests in the mining area.
  • The Flemish city of Ghent seeks rights to start redeeming its already issued annuities. It is a clear indication of financial difficulty, and maybe an early sign of the crisis of the 13th Century.[7]



  • The oldest-known bronze handgun in the world is dated to this year, a Chinese gun found in Acheng District, that was once used to suppress the rebellion of the Mongol prince Nayan.




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  2. ^ Engel, Pál (2001). The Realm of St. Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895–1526, p. 109. Tauris Publishers. ISBN 1-86064-061-3.
  3. ^ Kontler, László (1999). Millennium in Central Europe: A History of Hungary, p. 84. Atlantisz Publishing House. ISBN 963-9165-37-9.
  4. ^ Runciman, Steven (1958). The Sicilian Vespers: A History of the Mediterranean World in the Later Thirteenth Century, p. 246. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-60474-2.
  5. ^ David Nicolle (2005). Osprey: Acre 1291 - Bloody sunset of the Crusader states, p. 17. ISBN 978-1-84176-862-5.
  6. ^ Elleman, Bruce A. (2012). China as a Sea Power, 1127-1368: A Preliminary Survey of the Maritime Expansion and Naval Exploits of the Chinese People During the Southern Song and Yuan Periods, pp. 236–237. Naval War College: NUS Press, ISBN 9789971695057.
  7. ^ Munro, John H. (2003). "The Medieval Origins of the Financial Revolution". The International History Review. 15 (3): 506–562.
  8. ^ Chisholm, Hugh (1911). "Rabban Bar Sauma". Encyclopædia Britannica, p. 767. Vol. 22 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.