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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1210s  1220s  1230s  – 1240s –  1250s  1260s  1270s
Years: 1246 1247 124812491250 1251 1252

Year 1249 (MCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar.


By place



  • Pho Khun Si Indrathit is the first king of the Sukhothai kingdom. This is the start of the modern Thai nation.
  • The Hikitsuke, a judicial organ of the Kamakura and Muromachi shogunates of Japan, is started.
  • The Japanese Hōji era ends, and the Kenchō era begins.



By topic


  • University College, the first College at Oxford, is founded with money gifted from the estate of William of Durham.



  • Eric V of Denmark (d. 1286)
  • Robert III of Flanders
  • Frederick I, Margrave of Baden (d. 1268)
  • Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford (d. 1297)
  • Pope John XXII (d. 1334)
  • Menachem Meiri, rabbi


  • July 6 – King Alexander II of Scotland (b. 1198)
  • July 19 – Jacopo Tiepolo, Doge of Venice
  • September 27 – Count Raymond VII of Toulouse (b. 1197)
  • As-Salih Ayyub, ruler of Egypt
  • Abu Zakariya, ruler of the Maghreb (b. 1203)
  • William of Sherwood, English logician (b. 1190)
  • Wuzhun Shifan, Chinese Zen Buddhist monk (b. 1178)
  • Song Ci, Chinese physician and judge (b. 1186)

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