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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1200s  1210s  1220s  – 1230s –  1240s  1250s  1260s
Years: 1235 1236 123712381239 1240 1241


  • Battle of the Sit River was fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under George II of Vladimir-Suzdal (also known as Yuri II) during the Mongol invasion of Russia.
  • In the Iberian peninsula, James I of Aragon captures the city of Valencia September 28 from the Moors; the Moors retreat to Granada.
  • Mongols seize Moscow, at that time a small town.
  • Peterborough Cathedral is consecrated.
  • The Khmers are expelled from Luang Phrabang in Laos.
  • The Sukhothai kingdom is founded in Thailand.
  • The seat of the patriarchate of Aquileia is transferred to Udine.
  • Simon de Montfort marries Eleanor, sister of Henry III of England.
  • The Battle of Örlygsstaðir takes place – it is the largest armed conflict in the history of Iceland

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