Events in History in 1215

Event of Interest

Mar 4 King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III

Magna Carta

May 12 English barons serve ultimatum on King John which eventually leads to the creation and signing of the Magna Carta

Battle of Interest

Jun 1 Peking [Beijing], then a city of over one million, under control of Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured and looted for a month by the Mongols under Genghis Khan

  • Jun 15 King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, near Windsor, England
  • Jul 23 Frederick II crowned King of the Romans (King of the Germans) in Aachen
  • Aug 24 Pope Innocent III declares the Magna Carta invalid
  • Nov 11 4th Lateran Council (12th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • Nov 30 Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen