Calendar overview 1298
|Albrecht II of Hohenberg-Rotenburg is killed in the Battle of Leiningen.||
Rudolf I becomes
Duke of Saxony-Wittenberg .
Adolf von Nassau and elect
the Habsburg Albrecht I as Roman-German king .
|1298 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||746/747 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1841/42 (southern Buddhism); 1840/41 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||66th (67th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||660/661 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||697/698 (New Year 8/9 October)|
|Jewish calendar||5058/59 (September 7/8)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1608/09 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1609/10 (New Year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1354/55|
Politics and world events
Holy Roman Empire
- June 23 : King Adolf of Nassau is deposed by the electors and the Habsburg Albrecht I is elected as Roman-German king in his place.
- July 2 : Adolf von Nassau is killed in the Battle of Göllheim near Worms (also called the Battle of the Hasenbühl) against King Albrecht I.
- Persecution of Jews in Southern Germany: " Rintfleisch Pogrom ".
- Bern wins the Battle of Donnerbühl and the Battle of Oberwangen against Freiburg .
- In Switzerland, a small alliance of cities is emerging between Bern , Biel , Murten and Solothurn .
- July 23 : Charles II of Anjou organizes a food and news blackout against Monaco , which has been under the rule of Raniero Grimaldi since the previous year .
- September 8th : Genoa defeats the Republic of Venice in the sea battle near Curzola off Dalmatia in the Adriatic Sea . Among other things, the Venetian Marco Polo becomes a Genoese prisoner of war. The Maritime Republic of Genoa is at the height of its power after the victory in the Curzola War .
- July 22nd : England's King Edward I and his army are successful in the Battle of Falkirk against the Scots led by William Wallace . However, due to a lack of supplies, Edward is unable to pursue the fleeing Wallace and finally end the uprising. He must retire to England and build up his strength again. The rebellion of William Wallace is nevertheless crushed by the defeat of Falkirk. The Scottish struggle for independence now finally goes over to Robert the Bruce .
- June 24th : With the Seyðabrævið ( sheep letter ) the Faroe Islands receive their first own constitution. It is the Faroese extension of the Norwegian collection of laws Forn Landslóg , which specifically contains Faroese agricultural issues such as the regulation of the management of the heathland, regulations on sheep keeping and arbitration rules for disputes among shepherds. In addition, the sheep letter also regulates the pilot whale catch. In addition to a mirror of the Faroese society at this time the sheep letter is an important source of finance of the Faroe Islands in the Middle Ages . Many regulations of the sheep letter prove to be very appropriate and therefore permanent. They remain in force for centuries until modern times .
- After David VIII and Giorgi V are deposed , Wachtang III becomes . used by the Mongol Ilkhan as rulers of Georgia . The northern and eastern parts of the country still stick to David.
- Go-Fushimi becomes 93rd Emperor ( Tennō ) of Japan .
City rights and first documentary mentions
- First documented mention of Höchstädt , Neuendettelsau , Neunkirchen (Baden) , Schlechtbach , Schluein , Sonvilier , Spraitbach and Unterendingen
- from September: Marco Polo , as a Genoese prisoner, dictates the report Il Milione about his travels to his fellow inmate Rustichello da Pisa .
- March 3rd : The third part of the medieval canon law collection Corpus Iuris Canonici , called Liber Sextus , is promulgated by Pope Boniface VIII .
- April 27th : Galvano Fiamma joins the order of preachers .
- May 5th : The foundation stone for Barcelona Cathedral is laid.
- Pentecost: At the General Chapter of the Dominicans in Metz , the simultaneous exercise of the offices of prior and vicar is prohibited. This means that Meister Eckhart has to resign from one of the two offices. It is not known which one it was.
- Pope Boniface VIII excommunicated the Franciscan Iacopone da Todi and had him imprisoned because he advocated radical poverty in the sense of Francis of Assisi in the poverty struggle .
- Heinrich Jonghen becomes titular bishop of Rodestonensis and auxiliary bishop in Cologne .
- Angelo Acciaiuoli , Bishop of Florence († 1357 )
- Andrew Murray , military leader in the Scottish War of Independence († 1338 )
- Eudo Zouche , English nobleman († 1326 )
First half of the year
- January 6 : Dominicus Krafft , Chancellor of the Roman-German King Rudolf von Habsburg (* around 1250 )
- January 17th : Berthold II von Heiligenberg , Bishop of Chur
- March 14 : ( 1296 /) Peter Olivi , French theologian (* 1247 / 48 )
- April 17 : Albrecht II , Count of Hohenberg-Rotenburg (* around 1235 )
- April 17th : Árni Þorláksson , Bishop of Skálholt in Iceland (* 1237 )
- May 4th : Friedrich VI. , Count of Zollern
- 22 May : Robert de Tibetot , Anglo-Norman knight (* 1228 )
- May 25 or 27 : William of Louth , English civil servant and clergyman (* around 1240 )
- June 3rd : Pietro de L'Aquila , Cardinal of the Catholic Church
- June 5 or 9 : William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick , English magnate (* around 1238 )
Second half of the year
- July 2nd : Adolf von Nassau , Roman-German King (* around 1250 )
- 13 or 14 July : Jacobus de Voragine , Italian archbishop and church Latin writers (* 1226 / 1230 )
- July 22nd : Herbert de Maxwell , Scottish knight (* around 1240 )
- July 22nd : John Stewart , Scottish nobleman
- July 23 : Thoros III. , King of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia (* 1271 )
- August 1st : Ibn Wasil , Arab politician, diplomat and historian (* 1208 )
- August 25 : Albrecht II , Duke of Saxony (* around 1250 )
- August 29th : Eleanor of England , Countess of Bar (* 1269 )
- September 11th : Philippe d'Artois , Lord of Conches-en-Ouche, Mehun-sur-Yèvre, Nonancourt and Domfront (* 1269 )
- November 28 : Hartnid von Lichtenstein-Offenberg , Bishop of Gurk
- December 24th : Teodorico Borgognoni , Dominican monk, Bishop of Cervia and doctor of Pope Innocent III. (* 1205 or 1206 )
- December 31 : Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford , English magnate (* around 1249 )
Exact date of death unknown
- Engelbert vondeckebrock , German knight, Burgmann zu Ahaus, Droste of the cathedral chapter, aldermen of the city of Münster, treasurer of the canon monastery Überwasserkirche in Münster, landowner (* before 1266)
- Elisabeth von Wetzikon , Swiss theologian (* around 1235 )
- Giovanni da Procida , Sicilian doctor (* 1210 )
- Heinrich von Windeck , son of Count Adolf IV von Berg
- Mordechai ben Hillel , German rabbi (* around 1250 )
- Ngam Mueang , ruler of Phayao in Northern Thailand (* 1238 )
- Otto V , Margrave of Brandenburg (* around 1246 )
- Smilez , Tsar of Bulgaria
- Zhou Mi , Chinese writer (* 1232 )
Died around 1298
- Yaqut al-Mustaʿsimi , Arabic calligrapher