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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1220s  1230s  1240s  – 1250s –  1260s  1270s  1280s
Years: 1254 1255 125612571258 1259 1260


  • Robert de Sorbon founds the Collège de Sorbonne at Paris, giving a formal college (and still-common name) to the already existing University of Paris in France.
  • Matthew Paris, English historian, personally interviews King Henry III of England for a week straight while compiling his major work of English history, Chronica Majora.
  • King Henry III of England orders the production of an twenty pence English coin of pure gold, the first high-denomination coin minted in England and the first to use gold. Unfortunately for King Henry, the bullion value of the coins was about 20% higher than the nominal face value, leading to poor circulation as coins were melted down by individuals for their gold content.
  • The second Genoese War breaks out between Genoa and Venice in Outremer known as the War of Saint Sabas.
  • The city of Kraków is rebuilt by Boleslaus V of Poland after being nearly destroyed in the Tatar invasions in 1241.
  • The Japanese Kōgen era ends, and the Shōka era begins.
  • Mongols take Annam (northern Vietnam).
  • Aberdeen Grammar School opened.



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