1244 in history

1244 events chronologically

Mar 16 Over 200 Cathars are burned after the Fall of Montségur
Aug 23 Siege of Jerusalem: The city's citadel, the Tower of David, surrenders to Khwarezmian Empire

Born in 1244

Jun 24 Henry I Landgrave of Hesse the first Landgrave of Hesse. He was the son of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Sophie of Thuringia

Died in 1244

Mar 1 Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fawr the Welsh first-born son of Llywelyn the Great. His mother Tangwystl probably died in childbirth
Jun 20 Yelü Chucai a statesman of Khitan ethnicity with royal family lineage to the Liao Dynasty, who became a vigorous adviser and administrator of the early Mongol Empire in the Confucian tradition. He was the first of Genghis Khan's retainers to formulate policy during the Mongol conquests, and he also introduced many administrative reforms in North China during the reign of Genghis Khan and his successor Ögedei
Dec 5 Joan Countess of Flanders countess of Flanders and Hainaut.