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Events in History in 1240

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jul 15 A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva

Key Figure of Medieval Rus Alexander Nevsky
Key Figure of Medieval Rus
Alexander Nevsky
  • Dec 6 Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev; out of 50,000 people in the city only 2,000 survive