|Centuries:||12th century – 13th century – 14th century|
|Decades:||1250s 1260s 1270s – 1280s – 1290s 1300s 1310s|
|Years:||1279 1280 1281 – 1282 – 1283 1284 1285|
- March 30 – The Sicilian rebellion known as the Sicilian Vespers begins
- March – Dafydd ap Gruffydd, brother to Prince of Wales Llywelyn the Last, attacks an English castle
- Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph I of Germany makes his sons Albert I of Germany and Rudolph II of Austria as rulers of the of Austria and Styria, thus founding the Habsburg dynasty in those territories.
- Floris V, Count of Holland defeats the Frisians at the battle of Vronen and retrieves the body of his father, who had been dead for 26 years.