Centuries: 12th century - 13th century - 14th century

Decades: 1170s 1180s 1190s 1200s 1210s - 1220s - 1230s 1240s 1250s 1260s 1270s

Years: 1215 1216 1217 1218 1219 - 1220 - 1221 1222 1223 1224 1225

Table of contents
1 The world in 1220
2 Events
3 Arts, Sciences, Literature and Philosophy
4 Births
5 Deaths
6 Heads of states

The world in 1220

  • Middle Ages in Europe

  • Fifth Crusade (1217-1221)

  • In 1220, the Islamic lands of Central Asia were overrun by the armies of the Mongol invader Genghis Khan (ca. 1155-1227), who laid waste to many civilizations and created an empire that stretched from China to the Caspian Sea. But he failed to destroy the strength of Islam in Central Asia. In fact, by the end of the 13th century, Genghis Khan's descendants had themselves become Muslims. From the death of Genghis Khan in 1227 until the rise of Timur (Tamerlane) in the 1380s, Central Asia went through a period of fragmentation.


Arts, Sciences, Literature and Philosophy



Heads of states