1236 in history

1236 events chronologically

Sep 22 The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Saule

Born in 1236

Jun 6 Wen Tianxiang a scholar-general in the last years of the Southern Song Dynasty. For his resistance to Kublai Khan's invasion of the Song, and for his refusal to yield to the Yuan Dynasty despite being captured and tortured, he is a popular symbol of patriotism and righteousness in China. He is considered one of three heroes of the Song's last years, alongside Lu Xiufu and Zhang Shijie

Died in 1236

Jan 14 Saint Sava a Serbian prince and Orthodox monk, the first Archbishop of the autocephalous Serbian Church, the founder of Serbian law and literature, and a diplomat. Sava was born Rastko Nemanjić , the youngest son of Serbian Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja , and ruled the appanage of Hum briefly in 1190–1192. He became a monk in his youth, receiving the monastic name Sava , subsequently founding the monasteries of Hilandar on Mount Athos, and Žiča. In 1219 he was recognized as the first Archbishop of Serbs, by the Patriarch of Constantinople, and in the same year he authored the oldest known constitution of Serbia, Zakonopravilo, thus securing full independence; both religious and political. Sava heavily influenced Serbian medieval literature
May 1 Iltutmish the founder of the Delhi Sultanate.
Jul 29 Ingeborg of Denmark Queen of France a French queen. She was a daughter of Valdemar I of Denmark and Sofia of Minsk, and wife of Philip II of France