On This Day

What Happened in 1221

Historical Events in 1221

  • Jul 29 Emperor Go-Horikawa aged only 10 years old ascends to the Chrysanthemum Throne of Japan

Famous People Born in 1221

  • Jun 15 Frederik II, [Strijdbare], duke of Austria
  • Oct 9 Salimbene di Adam, Italian chronicler, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1288)
  • Nov 23 Alfonso X (the Wise), king of Castile & Leon (1252-84)

World Leaders in 1221

Famous People Who Died in 1221

  • Aug 6 Dominicus, Italian religious order founder (Dominicans)
  • Oct 4 William III Talvas, Count of Ponthieu (b. 1179)
  • Oct 21 Alix of Thouars, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1201)