What Happened in 1234

Historical Events in 1234

  • Feb 9 Mongol army takes the Jin city of Caizhou, last holdout of Jin Emperor Ai-Tsung, who commits suicide rather than be captured

Famous People Who Died in 1234

  • Feb 9 Ai-Tsung [Aizong], Last Jin Emperor of Northern China (1224-1234), commits suicide at 35, to avoid capture by the Mongols
  • Jun 18 Emperor Chūkyō, 85th emperor of Japan, dies at 15
  • Jul 19 Floris IV, Count of Holland, killed in tournament at 23
  • Aug 31 Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212)