On This Day

What Happened in 1223

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Jul 14 Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II

World Leaders in 1223

Famous People Who Died in 1223

  • 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