On This Day

1254 in History

Birthdays in History

  • May 13 Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III and Queen consort of France (1274-85), born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1322)

Person of interestMarco Polo

Sep 15 Marco Polo, Italian explorer (Il Milione), born in Venice, Venetian Republic (d. 1324)

Explorer Marco Polo
Marco Polo

Deaths in History

  • May 21 Conrad IV, King of Germany, Jerusalem and Sicily, dies at 26
  • Nov 3 Johannes III Doukas Vatatzes, Byzantine Emperor (1222-54)/saint, dies
  • Dec 7 Innocent IV [Sinibaldo dei Fieschi], Pope (1243-54), dies