On This Day

What Happened in 1272

Historical Events

  • Oct 3 Beauvais cathedral in France is completed (choir and transept), designed to be the largest French Gothic cathedral ever built
  • Nov 20 Edward I proclaimed King of England after death of his father, Henry III. He would take two years to return to England from the Ninth Crusade.
  • Nov 21 Following Henry III of England's death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.

World Leaders in 1272

Famous People Who Died in 1272

  • Mar 14 Enzo of Sardinia, illegitimate son of Emperor Frederick II von Hohenstaufen who appointed him King of Sardinia (1238-49) and poet, dies in prison
  • Mar 17 Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (b. 1220)
  • Apr 2 Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1209)
  • Apr 17 Zita, Italian maid and saint from Lucca, dies at about 59
  • Aug 6 Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72), dies

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