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This article is about the year 1210.
|Centuries:||12th century – 13th century – 14th century|
|Decades:||1180s 1190s 1200s – 1210s – 1220s 1230s 1240s|
|Years:||1207 1208 1209 – 1210 – 1211 1212 1213|
|1210 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1210 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1963|
|English Regnal year||11 Joh. 1 – 12 Joh. 1|
|Chinese calendar||己巳年 (Earth Snake)
3906 or 3846
— to —
庚午年 (Metal Horse)
3907 or 3847
|- Vikram Samvat||1266–1267|
|- Shaka Samvat||1132–1133|
|- Kali Yuga||4311–4312|
|Japanese calendar||Jōgen (Kamakura period) 4
|Minguo calendar||702 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1753|
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- Emperor Juntoku succeeds Emperor Tsuchimikado on the throne of Japan.
- Jochi, eldest son of Genghis Khan, leads a Mongol campaign against the Kyrgyz.
- The Delhi Sultanate begins.
- July 17 – Former king Sverker II of Sweden is defeated and killed by the current king Erik X in the Battle of Gestilren.
- November 18 – Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor is excommunicated by Pope Innocent III for invading southern Italy in defiance of the Concordat of Worms.
- King John I of England raises £100,000 from church property as an extraordinary fiscal levy; the operation is described as an “inestimable and incomparable exaction” by contemporary sources.
- Livonian Crusade: Estonian forces defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Ümera.
- The citadel of the Acrocorinth surrenders to the Crusaders after a five-year siege.
Arts and culture
- Gottfried von Strassburg writes his epic poem Tristan (approximate date).
- 1210–1211 – Shazi makes Pen box, from Persia (Iran) or Afghanistan. It is now kept at Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..
- Pope Innocent III gives oral permission to Francis of Assisi to begin the Order of Friars Minor.
- The church of St Helen's Bishopsgate in the City of London is founded as a priory of Benedictine nuns.
- May 5 – King Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)
- June 24 – Count Floris IV of Holland (d. 1234)
- July 22 – Joan of England, Queen consort of Scotland, wife of Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1238)
- Ibn Nafis, Persian anatomist (d. 1288)
- Lu You, Chinese poet (b. 1125)
- Jinul, Korean Buddhist philosopher
- July 17 – Sverker the Younger, king of Sweden 1196–1208 (b. in the 1160s) (in the Battle of Gestilren)
- Qutb-ud-din Aibak, first Muslim ruler of Delhi
- Ferris, Eleanor (1902). "The Financial Relations of the Knights Templars to the English Crown". American Historical Review 8 (1).