1223 in History

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Events in History


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

May 31 Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River - Mongol armies of Genghis Khan lead by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans.

Great Khan of the Mongol Empire Genghis Khan
Great Khan of the Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan
  • Jul 14 Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 25 St Francis of Assisi assembles 1st Nativity scene (Greccio, Italy)

Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint Francis of Assisi
Catholic Friar and Preacher, Saint
Francis of Assisi

Deaths in History

  • Mar 8 Wincenty KadÅ‚ubek, Polish chronicler (b. 1161)
  • Mar 25 Afonso II, 3rd King of Portugal (1211-23), dies at 36
  • Jul 14 King Philip II of France (1180-1223) dies at 57