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§Eastern Asia

§Japan

Dogen Zenji establishes the Eiheiji temple in Japan, in doing so founding the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism.

June: Yoritsune is forced (under Imperial order, which is forced by Hōjō demands) to abdicate. He is replaces as Shōgun by his infant son, Yoritsugu. Yoritsugu is promptly married to a sister of Tsunetoki.

§Europe

§France

Surrender of the Cathars of Montségur after a nine month siege

§Italy

The story of a teenage soldier named Laurentius Loricatus, who accidentally killed a man was written on a lengthy scroll applying for his sainthood.

§Spain

James I of Aragon reconquers Altea, Spain.

§Vatican

Impia judeorum perfidia Papal Bull by Innocent IV, which was a call to burn the Talmud.

§Middle East

§Israel

Sultan Malik al-Muattam razes the city walls of Jerusalem.

§Sources

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