On This Day

1241 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 18 Kraków is ravaged by Mongols
  • Apr 9 Battle of Liegnitz - Mongol armies defeat Poles & Germans
  • Apr 13 Battle of Theiss: Mongols beat Hungarian King Béla IV
  • May 25 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Oct 25 Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV (-Nov 10 1241)

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Alexander III, King of Scotland, born in Roxburgh Castle, Roxburghshire (d. 1286)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 22 Gregory IX, [Ugolino di Segni], Italian Pope, dies
  • Sep 23 Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet, and politician (b. 1178)
  • Nov 10 Celestine IV, [Goffredo Castiglioni], Pope (1241, 16 days), dies
  • Dec 1 Isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)