On This Day

Historical Events in 1248

  • May 15 Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden lays cornerstone for Cologne Cathedral
  • Aug 15 Construction of the new Cologne Cathedral in the Gothic style begins with the laying of the foundation stone by Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden (completed 1880)
  • Aug 25 The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
  • Nov 1 Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor
  • Nov 23 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile after the city capitulates