Year 1241 in History

Events in History

  • 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)

Historical Figures Born in 1241

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

Historical Figures Who Died in 1241

  • Aug 22 Gregory IX [Ugolino di Segni], Italian Pope, dies
  • Sep 23 Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet (Heimskringla), and politician, assassinated at 62 (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)
  • Dec 11 Ogodei, Mongolian Khan (1229-1241), son of Genghis Khan who expanded Mongolian empire, dies of suspected poisoning or alcoholism at about 56