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1271 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 18 Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China

Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty Kublai Khan
Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty
Kublai Khan

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 8 Charles Martel of Anjou, Son of Charles II of Naples, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1295)
  • Sep 17 Wenceslaus II, King of Bohemia & Poland (1278-1305), born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1305)
  • Nov 5 Maḥmūd Ghāzān, 7th Mongol Empire ruler in Iran, born in Abaskun, Iran (d. 1304)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 10 Otto II, the Lame, earl of Gelre, dies
  • Jan 28 Isabella of Aragon, wife of Philip III and Queen consort of France (1270-1), dies of complications from childbirth at 22 or 23
  • Mar 13 Henry of Almain, English crusader (b. 1235)
  • Aug 21 Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France, dies at 50
  • Oct 15 Hostiensis, [Henricus the Segusia], cardinal/bishop of Ostia, dies
  • Oct 27 Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader, dies at 59