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Massacre of the crusaders under Montfort on the Albigensians.  Miniature from the Chronique de Saint-Denis, 14th century
Simon de Montfort begins the siege of Toulouse during the Albigensian Crusade .
Depiction of the sea battle of Sandwich in the War of the Barons, Chronica majora by Matthew Paris
With his defeat in the War of the Barons , Prince Ludwig of France has to give up his claim to the English throne.
1217 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 665/666 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1209/10
Buddhist calendar 1760/61 (southern Buddhism); 1759/60 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 65th (66th) cycle

Year of the Fire Ox丁丑 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Rat 丙子)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 579/580 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 595/596
Islamic calendar 613/614 (turn of the year 9/10 April)
Jewish calendar 4977/78 (September 3-4)
Coptic calendar 933/934
Malayalam calendar 392/393
Seleucid era Babylon: 1527/28 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1528/29 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1255
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1273/74 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


The war of the barons continues, but since the majority of the barons rebelled against King Johann Ohneland, who died the previous year , the young King Heinrich III wins . increasing their sympathies in place of the French Prince Ludwig . Although the French still conquer Portchester Castle in the spring , Prince Ludwig has to return to France to recruit reinforcements. With his reinforcements, he again besieged Dover Castle , which is still defended by Hubert de Burgh . Another part of the French troops march into Lincolnshire to take Lincoln Castle .

Depiction of the Battle of Lincoln, Chronica majora by Matthew Paris

France / Occitania

Iberian Peninsula

Ferdinand III. on a miniature from the 13th century

Crusader States

Depiction of Peter in a manuscript from the 14th century.

Damiette crusade

Other events in Europe

Ludwig IV. ( Liber depictus )

First documentary mentions


Culross Abbey


  • Georgios Akropolites , Byzantine diplomat, high government official, philosopher and historian († 1282 )
  • Baldwin II , last Latin Emperor of Constantinople, Count of Namur († 1274 )
  • Johann I , Count of Penthièvre and Duke of Brittany († 1286 )
  • around 1217: Hülegü , Mongolian prince and general († 1265 )


First half of the year

Henry I's coffin

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1217

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