On This Day

What Happened in 1213

Historical Events

  • May 15 King John of England names Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Sep 12 Battle at Muret: Crusade of Simon de Montfort beat Pedro II of Aragon
  • Oct 13 Battle of Steppes: Hugh Pierrepont, Bishop of Li├Ęge & Louis II, Count of Loon defeat Henry I, Duke of Brabant

Famous People Born in 1213

  • Mar 9 Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader, born in Villaines-en-Duesmois, France (d. 1271)
  • Jun 10 Fakhr-al-Din Iraqi, Persian philosopher, born in Hamedan, Iran (d. 1289)

World Leaders in 1213

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 22 Wibert of Gembloers, benediction/writer/abbot of Gembloers, dies
  • Sep 12 Pedro II, [el Catolico], king of Aragon, dies in battle
  • Sep 24 Gertrude of Merania, wife of Andrew II of Hungary (murdered) (b. 1185)
  • Dec 17 Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53