St. Elizabeth of Hungaryis canonizedby Pope Gregory IX(See 1231).
* A general
inquisitionbegins in France.
Byzantine emperor John III Ducas Vatatzesand the Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen IIbesiege Constantinoplein an attempt to take it from its Latin rulers, John of Brienneand Baldwin II. Angelo Sanudosuccessfully negotiates a 2-year truce.
Lancaster Royal Grammar Schoolis founded.
* A Chinese text of this year records that
HangzhouCity, the capital of the Song Dynasty, held various social clubs that included a West Lake Poetry Club, the Buddhist Tea Society, the Physical Fitness Club, the Anglers' Club, the Occult Club, the Young Girls' Chorus, the Exotic Foods Club, the Plants and Fruits Club, the Antique Collectors' Club, the Horse-Lovers' Club, and the Refined Music Society.
Sogolon Djataleads the Mandinka to victory at the Battle of Kirinaagainst the Susumarking the birth of the Mali Empire.
Henry of Almain, King of the Romans(d. 1271)
Pope Boniface VIII(approximate date; d. 1303)
Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales(d. 1283)
Ramon Llull, Catalan writer and philosopher (d. 1315)
Saint Rose of Viterbo(d. 1252)
Arnold of Villanova, Spanish alchemist and physician (d. 1311)
Qian Xuan, Chinese painter (d. 1305)
January 14- Saint Savaof Serbia (b. 1175)
September 5- Henry I, Duke of Brabant(b. 1165)
October 26- Andrew II of Hungary(b. 1175)
David Kimhi, Biblical commentator (b. 1160)
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