On This Day

1265 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 20 First English Parliament summoned other than by royal command (in this instance by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester) mets in Westminster Hall
  • Jan 23 1st English Parliament not summoned by the monarch formally convened (some authorities)
  • Aug 4 Battle of Evesham: English prince Edward beats Simon de Montfort the younger

Birthdays in History

  • May 9 Dante Alighieri, Italian poet and author (Dante's Inferno, Divina Commedia), born in Florence, Republic of Florence (d. 1321)
  • May 10 Emperor Fushimi of Japan (d. 1317)

Person of interestTemür Khan

Oct 15 Temür Khan, Second Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty (1294-1307), grandson and successor of Kublai Khan, born in Khanbaliq (Dadu or modern day Beijing), Mongol Empire (d. 1307)

Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty Temür Khan
Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty
Temür Khan

Deaths in History

  • Feb 8 Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)
  • Apr 25 Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester, English crusader
  • May 16 Saint Simon Stock, English saint (b. 1165)
  • Aug 4 Simon de Montfort the younger, English Earl of Leicester, dies in battle
  • Aug 4 Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer, killed in the Battle of Evesham (b. 1223)
  • Dec 3 Odofredus, Italian jurist