Historical Events in 1241

  • Mar 18 Mongolian armies rout the forces of Boleslaw IV at Chmielnik and sack and burn the city of Kraków to the ground
  • Apr 9 Battle of Liegnitz - Mongolian armies inflict one of the largest defeats in Polish history on Polish and Germans force led by Henry of Silesia with 20-25,000 killed or massacred, including Henry
  • Apr 11 Battle of Mohi: Mongols led by Batu and Subedei defeat Hungarian King Béla IV in the major battle in during Mongolian invasion of Hungary, with 30,000 Hungarians slain
  • May 25 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Oct 25 Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV (-Nov 10 1241)