Historical Figures Who Died in 1253

  • Apr 22 Elias van Cortona, Italian general (1232-39), dies at ~53
  • Jul 8 Thibaud IV, poet/count of Champagne/King of Navarra, dies
  • Aug 11 Saint Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi and founder of the Order of Poor Ladies (the Poor Clares), dies at 59
  • Sep 22 Dōgen, Japanese Buddhist priest and founder of the Sōtō school of Zen, dies at 53
  • Oct 9 Robert Grosseteste, English scientist, scholastic philosopher, theologian and Bishop of Lincoln, dies at around 78
  • Nov 29 Otto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)