On This Day

What Happened in October 1260

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 23 Koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered