1248 in history

1248 events chronologically

Aug 15 The foundation stone of Cologne Cathedral, built to house the relics of the Three Wise Men, is laid. (Construction is eventually completed in 1880.)
Aug 25 The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht
Nov 23 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile
Nov 24 In the middle of the night a mass on the north side of Mont Granier suddenly collapsed, in one of the largest historical rockslope failures known in Europe

Died in 1248

Jan 4 Sancho II of Portugal King of Portugal from 1223 to 1247. He was succeeded by his brother, King Afonso III, in 1247
Feb 1 Henry II Duke of Brabant Duke of Brabant and Lothier after the death of his father Henry I in 1235. His mother was Mathilde of Flanders
Apr 9 Hugh I Count of Blois Count of Blois from 1230 to 1241, and Count of Saint Pol from 1226 to 1248.
Apr 24 Güyük Khan the third Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. As the eldest son of Ögedei Khan and a grandson of Genghis Khan, he reigned from 1246 to 1248. He was given the temple name Ting-Tsung later by Kublai Khan, who founded the Yuan Dynasty