Year 1245 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 21 Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after having confessed to torture and forgery
  • Apr 16 Franciscan envoys Giovanni da Pian del Carpine and Benedict to Pole depart Lyon on first Catholic mission to the Mongols. Carpine returns 1247 as first European with account of a Mongolian court
  • Jun 28 1st Council of Lyon (13th ecumenical council) opens
  • Jul 17 Pope bans Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen for 3rd time

Historical Figures Born in 1245

  • Jan 16 Edmund Crouchback, English prince and son of Henry III of England, born in London (d. 1296)
  • Apr 3 Philips III, King of France (1270-85), born in Poissy, France (d. 1285)
  • Apr 30 Philip III "the Bold", King of France (1270-85), born in Poissy, France (d. 1285)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1245

  • Feb 8 Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies
  • Aug 19 Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195)
  • Aug 21 Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies