Historical Events in 1223

  • May 31 Battle of the Kalka River: Mongol force led by Jebei and Subedei defeat a Russian alliance, after feigning their retreat, leading to the death of 20,000 Russians
  • Jul 14 Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II

Historic Event

Dec 25 St Francis of Assisi assembles 1st Nativity scene (Greccio, Italy)