A Glimpse into the Past: 28 Fascinating Facts About the 1200s

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26Ramon Llull

Ramon Llull

Mathematician Ramon Llull, who discovered ether in 1275, became a Franciscan monk after trying to write a dirty poem three times and seeing a vision of Christ each time.

27. The setting for the videogame Ghost of Tsushima is based on an actual Mongol/Yuan invasion of Japan, starting at Tsushima Island in 1274. The invaders landed on Komoda beach, were held there until evening, where the battle ended in a final cavalry charge that ended with all of the defenders being slain.

28. In 1277, Pope John XXII was so worried about the discovery of the laws of nature, he declared them a heresy. Later that year gravity visited him, when the roof of the palace collapsed, killing him.

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