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The Middle East

  • December – Followers of the recently deceased Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi establish the Sufi order of the Whirling Dervishes in the city of Konya (in present-day Turkey).
  • The "Holy Redeemer" khachkar, believed to be one of the finest examples of the art form, is carved in Haghpat, Armenia, by Vahram.
  • The Constantinople suburb of Beyoğlu (then known as Pera) is given to the Republic of Genoa by the Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaeologus in return for Genoa's support of the Empire after the Fourth Crusade and the sacking of Constantinople.




  • December 17 – Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian poet and Sufi mystic (born 1207)
  • Baldwin II of Constantinople, last Latin Emperor of Constantinople (born 1217)
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