On This Day

What Happened in 1242

Historical Events in 1242

  • Apr 5 Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice
  • Jun 6 24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris

Famous People Born in 1242

  • Jun 25 Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittanny, daughter of Henry III of England, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1275)

Famous People Who Died in 1242

  • Feb 10 Emperor Shij┼Ź of Japan (b. 1231)
  • Feb 12 Hendrik VII, Roman Catholics German king (1220-35), commits suicide