Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century · 13th century · 14th century
Decades: 1200s 1210s 1220s 1230s 1240s
1250s 1260s 1270s 1280s 1290s
Categories: BirthsDeaths

As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. In the history of European culture, this period is considered part of the High Middle Ages, and after its conquests in Asia the Mongol Empire stretched from Korea to Eastern Europe.


Map of Eurasia circa 1200 C.E.

The Mongols, under the leadership of Genghis Khan, overran most of Asia, thus creating the largest empire to ever exist. They achieved this success in large part due to their amazing horse archers.

Portrait of the Chinese Zen Buddhist Wuzhun Shifan, painted in 1238 AD, Song Dynasty.

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William Wallace of Scotland.

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