On This Day

What Happened in 1273

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Count Rudolf van Habsburg becomes King of the Germans
  • Dec 6 Thomas Aquinas is thought to have a mystical experience in Naples, refuses to continue his work "I cannot, because all that I have written seems like straw to me"

Famous People Born in 1273

  • Jul 15 Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (d. 1352)
  • Nov 24 Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)

World Leaders in 1273

Famous People Who Died in 1273

  • Jan 22 Muhammad I of Granada [Ibn al-Aḥmar], first ruler of the Emirate of Granada (1238-1273), founder of the Nasrid dynasty, builder of the Alhambra, dies (b. c. 1195)
  • Oct 9 Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany
  • Dec 17 Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi, Persian poet, scholar and mystic dies aged 65 or 66