On This Day

What Happened in 1260

Historical Events in 1260

  • Mar 1 Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis, conquers Damascus
  • May 5 Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire
  • May 21 Hao Jing, envoy of Mongol leader Kublai Khan imprisoned by order of the high Chancellor of China, Jia Sidao at the Song Dynasty court of Emperor Lizong while attempting to negotiate with the Song
  • Sep 3 Battle of Ain Djaloet, Palestine defeats Mongols army
  • Sep 4 Battle at Montaperti, Tuscany, between rival factions the Guelphs and Ghibellines
  • Oct 24 Qutuz, Mamluk Sultans of Egypt (1259-60), is assassinated by Baibars, a fellow Mamluk leader, who seizes power for himself
  • Oct 24 The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

World Leaders in 1260

  • Kublai KhanKublai Khan
    Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty

Famous People Who Died in 1260

  • Feb 19 Boniface, of Lausanne, Belgian bishop/saint, dies
  • Oct 23 Koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered