On This Day

What Happened in February 1258

Historical Events

Abbasid-Era Baghdad

Feb 13 Baghdad, then a city of 1 million, falls to the Mongols as the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed, tens of thousands slaughtered, ending the Islamic Golden Age

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 20 Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad, dies in the sack of Baghdad by being rolled up in a carpet and trampled to death