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The battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (historical painting by FP van Halen, 19th century)
In the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa
, the Christian armies
achieve a decisive success against the Moors in the Reconquista .
1212 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 660/661 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1204/05
Buddhist calendar 1755/56 (southern Buddhism); 1754/55 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 65th (66th) cycle

Year of the water monkey壬申 ( at the beginning of the year metal sheep 辛未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 574/575 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 590/591
Islamic calendar 608/609 (turn of the year 2/3 June)
Jewish calendar 4972/73 (August 29/30)
Coptic calendar 928/929
Malayalam calendar 387/388
Seleucid era Babylon: 1522/23 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1523/24 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1250
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1268/69 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire

Friedrich II. With his falcon
Verso of the royal gold bull of Frederick
  • The consular government in Siena , which has existed since 1125 , ends.

Peregrinatio puerorum ("Children's Crusade")

The Children's Crusade, romanticizing depiction by Gustave Doré, 19th century
  • Easter: Thousands of young people from the Rhineland and Lower Lorraine set out in the so-called “ Children's Crusade ” towards Palestine . The leader is supposedly Nikolaus, a young man from Cologne. From Cologne the group moves via Trier to Speyer and from there further south. The crusade participants finally arrive in Genoa on August 25th via Cremona and Piacenza . The train is already dispersing in Italy.
  • around Pentecost: Several from Pope Innocent III. Ordered processions in the Chartres and Paris area become independent until around 30,000 people march through France in the course of the year under the leadership of Stefan von Cloyes. King Philip II of August disbanded the movement and asked them to go home. But there are still unrest in individual cities until June / July.

Albigensian Crusade

Reconquista in the Iberian Peninsula

Monument at Las Navas de Tolosa

Other events in Europe

City foundations and first documentary mentions

science and technology

Religion, society and culture



Deed of foundation from the Canons' Monastery of St. Thomas, Hospital St. Georg, St. Thomas Choir and St. Thomas School in Leipzig



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