On This Day

What Happened in 1248

Historical Events in 1248

  • May 15 Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden lays cornerstone for Cologne Cathedral
  • Aug 15 Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun
  • Aug 25 The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
  • Nov 1 Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor
  • Nov 23 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile after the city capitulates

Famous People Who Died in 1248

  • Jan 4 Sancho II, King of Portugal (1223-47), dies at 41
  • Feb 1 Hendrik II, Duke of Brabant (1235-48), dies at 40