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Events in History

  • Jul 25 Constantinople recaptured by Nicaean forces under Alexios Strategopoulos for Emperor Michael VIII, re-establishing Byzantine Empire.
  • Aug 29 Jacques Pantaleon elected as Pope Urban IV
  • Dec 25 John IV Lascaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaeologus.

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Walter de Stapledon, English bishop (d. 1326)
  • Feb 28 Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)
  • Oct 9 Dionysius, the Justified, king of Portugal (1279-1325)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 28 Hendrik, duke of Brabant (1248-61), dies
  • May 25 Alexander IV, [Rinaldo dei conti di Segni], Pope (1254-61), dies
  • Sep 18 Koenraad van Hochstaden, archbishop of Cologne, dies