On This Day

What Happened in 1222

Historical Events

  • May 15 Mongolian leader Genghis Khan meets the leader of the Taoist Dragon Gate sect Chang Chun at his camp in Parwan (Afghanistan)
  • May 31 Battle of the Kalka River: Mongol force led by Jebei and Subedei defeat a Russian alliance, after feigning their retreat, leading to the death of 20,000 Russians

Famous People Born in 1222

  • Feb 16 Nichiren, Japanese Buddhist priest and saint, born in Kominato, Japan (d. 1282)
  • Aug 4 Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262)

World Leaders in 1222

Famous People Who Died in 1222

  • Feb 4 William I, earl of Holland (1203-22), dies
  • Aug 2 Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (1194-1222), dies at 65