On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1240

  • Jan 29 Pelagio Galvani, Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (b. va. 1165)
  • Apr 11 Llywelyn ab Iorwerth the Great, monarch of Wales (1194-1240), dies
  • May 1 Jacques de Vitry, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals
  • Jul 24 Konrad von Thüringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights
  • Nov 16 Saint Edmund of Abingdon, English bishop (Archbishop of Canterbury, 1233-40), dies
  • Nov 16 Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic and philosopher (The Meccan Revelations), dies at 75