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This article is about the year 1228.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1190s  1200s  1210s  – 1220s –  1230s  1240s  1250s
Years: 1225 1226 122712281229 1230 1231
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1228 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1228
Ab urbe condita 1981
Armenian calendar 677
Assyrian calendar 5978
Bengali calendar 635
Berber calendar 2178
English Regnal year 12 Hen. 3 – 13 Hen. 3
Buddhist calendar 1772
Burmese calendar 590
Byzantine calendar 6736–6737
Chinese calendar 丁亥(Fire Pig)
3924 or 3864
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
3925 or 3865
Coptic calendar 944–945
Discordian calendar 2394
Ethiopian calendar 1220–1221
Hebrew calendar 4988–4989
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1284–1285
 - Shaka Samvat 1149–1150
 - Kali Yuga 4328–4329
Holocene calendar 11228
Igbo calendar 228–229
Iranian calendar 606–607
Islamic calendar 625–626
Japanese calendar Antei 2
Javanese calendar 1136–1137
Julian calendar 1228
Korean calendar 3561
Minguo calendar 684 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −240
Thai solar calendar 1770–1771

Year 1228 (MCCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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  • Sukaphaa, the first Ahom king, establishes his rule in Assam. The Ahom kings reign for close to 600 years.


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  • The city of Tournai emits its first recorded life annuity, thus confirming a trend of consolidation of public debts started ten years earlier in Reims.[3]
  • First evidence of the use of the knights Templar as cashiers by the king of England to transfer safely important sums to the continent using letters of exchange. This shows that large transfers could take place across Europe even before the emergence of important networks of Italian merchant-bankers.[4]





  1. ^ Linehan, Peter (1999). "Chapter 21: Castile, Portugal and Navarre". In Abulafia, David. The New Cambridge Medieval History c.1198-c.1300. Cambridge University Press. pp. 668–699 [672]. ISBN 0-521-36289-X. 
  2. ^ Picard, Christophe (2000). Le Portugal musulman (VIIIe-XIIIe siècle. L'Occident d'al-Andalus sous domination islamique. Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose. p. 110. ISBN 2-7068-1398-9. 
  3. ^ Zuijderduijn, Jaco (2009). Medieval Capital Markets. Markets for renten, state formation and private investment in Holland (1300-1550). Leiden/Boston: Brill. ISBN 978-9-00417565-5. 
  4. ^ Ferris, Eleanor (1902). "The Financial Relations of the Knights Templars to the English Crown". American Historical Review. 8 (1).