On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1221

  • Jan 10 Muhammad II of Khwarazm, Shah of Khwarazmian Empire (1200-1221), dies on the run from Genghis Khan at 50 or 51
  • Aug 6 Saint Dominic, Castilian Catholic priest, founder of the Dominican Order, and patron saint of astronomers, dies at 50
  • Oct 4 William III Talvas, Count of Ponthieu (b. 1179)
  • Oct 21 Alix of Thouars, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1201)