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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.