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Bun'ei 8 (文永八年)

Timeline of 1271

Other Events of 1271

  • Kublai Khan declares the beginning of the Yuan Dynasty, and builds a new capital at Dadu (Beijing).
  • Marco Polo departs for China.
  • Shogunate officials in Dazaifu receive a message from Kublai Khan demanding Japan submit to Mongol authority or be invaded. The shogunate takes various steps to strengthen defenses in Kyushu.

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