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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1180s  1190s  1200s  – 1210s –  1220s  1230s  1240s
Years: 1210 1211 121212131214 1215 1216

1213 is a year in the 13th century.

Events

  • May 30 – Battle of Damme; English fleet under William Longsword destroyes a French fleet off the Belgian port in the first major victory for the fledgling Royal Navy.
  • September 12 – Battle of Muret; The Toulousain and Aragonese forces of Raymond VI of Toulouse and Peter II of Aragon defeated by the Albigensian Crusade under Simon de Montfort
  • Jin China is overrun by Mongols under Ghengis Khan, who plunder the countryside and cities, until only Beijing remained free, despite two bloody palace coups and a lengthy siege.
  • Pope Innocent III issues a charter, calling for the Fifth Crusade to recapture Jerusalem.

Births

  • March 9 – Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (died 1271)
  • June 10 – Fakhruddin 'Iraqi, Persian philosopher and Sufi mystic

Deaths

  • September 12 – King Peter II of Aragon (killed in battle) (born 1174)
  • September 24 – Gertrude of Merania, wife of Andrew II of Hungary (murdered) (born 1185)
  • October 10 – Frederick II, Duke of Lorraine
  • Dowsprunk, Grand Prince of Lithuania
  • Geoffrey Fitz Peter, 1st Earl of Essex
  • Sharafeddin Tusi, Persian mathematician (born 1135)

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