On This Day

What Happened in April 1271

Historical Events

  • Apr 8 Krak des Chevaliers, the greatest fortress built by medieval crusaders in the Levant, is finally taken by the forces of MamlÅ«k sultan Baybars I

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 25 Master Gerhard, first master mason of Cologne Cathedral, falls to his death from scaffolding during the building of the cathedral (b. c. 1210)