1215 in history

1215 events chronologically

May 5 Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta
Jun 1 Zhongdu (now Beijing), then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Zhongdu
Jun 15 King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta
Aug 24 Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid
Nov 11 The Fourth Lateran Council meets, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body and blood of Christ

Born in 1215

Sep 23 Kublai Khan the fifth Khagan of the Ikh Mongol Uls , reigning from 1260 to 1294, and the founder of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, a division of the Mongol Empire.

Died in 1215

Feb 6 Hōjō Tokimasa the first Hōjō shikken of the Kamakura bakufu and head of the Hōjō clan. He was shikken from 1203 until his abdication in 1205
Jul 2 Eisai a Japanese Buddhist priest, credited with bringing the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism and green tea from China to Japan. He is often known simply as Eisai/Yōsai Zenji , literally "Zen master Eisai"