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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1180s  1190s  1200s  – 1210s –  1220s  1230s  1240s
Years: 1209 1210 121112121213 1214 1215

1212 is a year in the 13th century.


  • July 10 – The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground
  • Battle of Navas de Tolosa
  • Children's crusade
  • Crusaders push the Muslims out of northern Spain
  • In Japan, Kamo no Chōmei writes the Hōjōki, one of the great works of classical Japanese prose


  • March 22 – Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (died 1234)
  • May 6– Constantia of Austria, Margravine of Meissen (died 1243)
  • Yolande of Jerusalem (died 1228)
  • Malatesta da Verucchio, Italian condottiero, founder of the Malatesta family (died 1312)
  • Zita, patron saint of maids and domestic servants (died 1272)


  • March 26 – King Sancho I of Portugal (born 1154)
  • April 12 – Vsevolod the Big Nest, Grand Prince of Vladimir (born 1154)
  • October 9 – Philip I of Namur, Marquis of Namur (born 1175)
  • November 4 – Felix of Valois, French saint (born 1127)
  • December 12 – Geoffrey, Archbishop of York (born 1152)
  • Dirk van Are, bishop and lord of Utrecht
  • William de Brus, 3rd Lord of Annandale,
  • Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale, 5th Lord of Annandale
  • Margaret of Huntingdon, eldest daughter of David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon by his wife (born 1180)
  • Maria of Montferrat, Queen of Jerusalem (born 1192)
  • Peter de Preaux, Norman knight in the service of the Angevin kings of England
  • Robert of Auxerre, French chronicler (born 1156)
  • Honen Shonin, founder of Jodo Shu, a branch of Pure Land Buddhism (born 1133)
  • Robert of Shrewsbury, Bishop of Bangor

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