On This Day

1221 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 20 Foundation stone laid for Burgos Cathedral in the presence of Ferdinand III of Castile (made a UNESCO World Heritage Site 1984)
  • Jul 29 Emperor Go-Horikawa aged only 10 years old ascends to the Chrysanthemum Throne of Japan

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 15 Frederik II [Strijdbare], duke of Austria
  • Oct 9 Salimbene di Adam, Italian chronicler, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1288)
  • Nov 23 Alfonso X 'the Wise', King of Castile & Leon, (1252-84), born in Toledo, Spain (d. 1284)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 6 Dominicus, Italian religious order founder (Dominicans)
  • Aug 6 Saint Dominic, Castilian Catholic priest, dies at 50
  • Oct 4 William III Talvas, Count of Ponthieu (b. 1179)
  • Oct 21 Alix of Thouars, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1201)