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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1220s  1230s  1240s  – 1250s –  1260s  1270s  1280s
Years: 1247 1248 124912501251 1252 1253



  • December 13Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, dies
  • King Afonso III of Portugal captures the Algarve from the Moors.
  • Valdemar, becomes King of Sweden.
  • University of Valladolid is founded in Spain.
  • The Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy is changes from a pontoon bridge to a permanent, raised wooden bridge.
  • Vincent of Beauvais completes his encyclopedic work, The Greater Mirror.
  • The Parlement law courts of ancien régime France are created.
  • A sickness breaks out in the city Naples (In what is now Italy), called the Naple's Plague



  • Pietro d'Abano, Italian physician, philosopher and astrologer (died 1316)
  • Guido Cavalcanti, Italian poet (died 1300)
  • Dmitry of Pereslavl, Grand-duke of Vladimir-Suzdal (d. 1294)
  • Pierre Dubois, French publicist (approximate date; died c. 1312)
  • Moses de Leon, compiler of the Zohar (approximate date; died 1305)
  • Giovanni Pisano, Italian sculptor (approximate date; died 1314)


Eras and population estimates

The population of the world in 1250 was around 400 to 416 million people.

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