On This Day

What Happened in April 1245

Historical Events

  • Apr 16 Franciscan envoys Giovanni da Pian del Carpine and Benedict to Pole depart Lyon on first Catholic mission to the Mongols. Carpine returns 1247 as first European with account of a Mongolian court

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Philips III, King of France (1270-85), born in Poissy, France (d. 1285)
  • Apr 30 Philip III "the Bold", King of France (1270-85), born in Poissy, France (d. 1285)