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This article is about the year 1286.
|Centuries:||12th century – 13th century – 14th century|
|Decades:||1250s 1260s 1270s – 1280s – 1290s 1300s 1310s|
|Years:||1283 1284 1285 – 1286 – 1287 1288 1289|
|1286 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1286 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2039|
|Bahá'í calendar||−558 – −557|
|English Regnal year||14 Edw. 1 – 15 Edw. 1|
|Chinese calendar||乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)
3982 or 3922
— to —
丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
3983 or 3923
|- Vikram Samvat||1342–1343|
|- Shaka Samvat||1208–1209|
|- Kali Yuga||4387–4388|
|Japanese calendar||Kōan 9
|Minguo calendar||626 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1829|
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- Abu Zakariya is successful in setting a principality centered on Béjaïa, which becomes a rival of the main Hafsid entity based in Tunis.
- In the Lao kingdom of Muang Sua, King Panya Leng is overthrown in a coup d'état led by his son Panya Khamphong, which is likely to have been supported by the regionally dominant Mongol Yuan Dynasty of China.
- Kublai Khan plots a final Mongol invasion of Japan, but aborts the plan due to a lack of necessary resources.
- March 19 – King Alexander III of Scotland dies in a horse accident with only Yolande of Dreux, Queen of Scotland's unborn child and 3-year-old Margaret, Maid of Norway as heirs; this sets the stage for the First War of Scottish Independence and increased influence of England over Scotland.
- King Philip IV of France imposes the gabelle – a tax on salt in the form of a state monopoly – which would become immensely unpopular and grossly unequal, but persist until 1790.
- Prussians resettled in Sambia stage a famous uprising.
- King Rudolph I of Germany declares all Jews to be "serfs of the Treasury", thus negating all their political freedoms.
- The Guelph Republic of Siena allows exiled Ghibelline rebels back into the city.
Arts and culture
- March 8 – John III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1341)
- June 30 – John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey, English nobleman (d. 1347)
- Sir James Douglas, Scottish patriot (d. 1330)
- John Palaiologos, Byzantine prince and governor of Thessalonica (d. 1307)
- Hugh Despenser the Younger (d. 1326)
- William I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1337)
- John Clyn, Irish chronicler, believed to have been born about this year.
- January 4 – Anna Komnene Doukaina, Princess of Achaea
- March 19 – Alexander III of Scotland (b. 1241)
- July 30 – Bar Hebraeus, Syrian scholar (b. 1226)
- October 8 – John I, Duke of Brittany (b. 1217)
- November 9 – Roger Northwode, English statesman (b. 1230)
- July 30 – Abul-Faraj, Armenian historian (b. 1226)
- June 16 – Hugh de Balsham, Bishop of Ely
- November 22 – Eric V of Denmark (b. 1249)
- date unknown – William of Moerbeke, English Dominican classicist (b. 1215)