Year 1258 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 18 Mongol army of 150,000, led by Hulagu, grandson of Genghis Khan, arrives at the walls of Baghdad (city falls Feb 13)
  • Jan 29 Mongols defeated by Dai Viet at the battle of Dong Bo Dau
  • Feb 13 Baghdad, then a city of 1 million, falls to the Mongols as the abbasid Caliphate is destroyed, tens of thousands slaughtered, ending the Islamic Golden Age
  • Sep 20 Salisbury Cathedral in south west England inaugurated

Historical Figures Who Died in 1258

  • Feb 20 Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad, dies in the sack of Baghdad by being rolled up in a carpet and trampled to death
  • Mar 26 Floris, the Guardian, count-regent of Holland, dies
  • Apr 5 Julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint, dies
  • Aug 18 Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea