On This Day

What Happened in 1270

Historical Events

  • Oct 30 The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis ended by agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.

Famous People Born in 1270

  • Mar 12 Prince Charles, Count of Valois (1284-1325), son of King Philip III of France, founder of the House of Valois, born in France (d. 1325)

World Leaders in 1270

Famous People Who Died in 1270

  • Apr 5 Ramban Nachmanides, Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies
  • May 3 King Béla IV of Hungary (b. 1206)
  • Aug 25 Louis IX (Saint Louis), King of France (1226-70), dies from plague at 56
  • Dec 4 Theobald V of Champagne, King of Navarre