Events in History in 1258

  • Jan 18 Mongol army of 150,000, led by Hulagu, grandson of Genghis Khan, arrives at the walls of Baghdad (city falls Feb 13)
  • Jan 29 Mongols defeated by Dai Viet at the battle of Dong Bo Dau

Abbasid-Era Baghdad

Feb 13 Baghdad, then a city of 1 million, falls to the Mongols as the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed, tens of thousands slaughtered, ending the Islamic Golden Age

  • Sep 20 Salisbury Cathedral in south west England inaugurated