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  • Mar 4 King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III.

AgreementMagna Carta

May 12 English barons serve ultimatum on King John; leads to Magna Carta

BattleBattle of Interest

Jun 1 Beijing, under control of Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing

Great Khan of the Mongol Empire Genghis Khan
Great Khan of the Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan
  • Jun 15 King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, near Windsor, England
  • Jul 23 Frederick II crowned King of the Romans (King of the Germans) in Aachen
  • Aug 24 Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid
  • Nov 11 4th Lateran Council (12th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • Nov 30 Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen