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This article is about the year 1249. For the number, see 1249 (number).
|Centuries:||12th century – 13th century – 14th century|
|Decades:||1210s 1220s 1230s – 1240s – 1250s 1260s 1270s|
|Years:||1246 1247 1248 – 1249 – 1250 1251 1252|
|1249 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1249 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2002|
|English Regnal year||33 Hen. 3 – 34 Hen. 3|
|Chinese calendar||戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
3945 or 3885
— to —
己酉年 (Earth Rooster)
3946 or 3886
|- Vikram Samvat||1305–1306|
|- Shaka Samvat||1171–1172|
|- Kali Yuga||4350–4351|
|Japanese calendar||Hōji 3 / Kenchō 1
|Minguo calendar||663 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1791–1792|
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- King Louis IX of France captures Damietta in Egypt, the first major military engagement of the Seventh Crusade.
- Pho Khun Si Indrathit becomes the first king of the Sukhothai kingdom, marking the founding of the modern Thai nation.
- The Hikitsuke, a judicial organ of the Kamakura and Muromachi shogunates of Japan, is established.
- The Japanese Hōji era ends, and the Kenchō era begins.
- February 16 – Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by King Louis IX of France as an ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols.
- May 26 – The Battle of Fossalta is fought between the Holy Roman Empire and the Lombard League. The Italians capture the German commander.
- June 13 – coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots.
- August 15 – The First Battle of Athenry is fought in Galway, Ireland.
- The city of Stralsund (in present-day Germany) is burned to the ground by forces from the rival city of Lübeck.
- Swedish statesman Birger Jarl subjugates the province of Tavastia in Finland, securing Swedish power in Finland.
- Alphonse of Toulouse orders the expulsion of Jews from Poitou, France.
- The Hungarian capital is moved from Esztergom to Buda.
- The Moors lose possession of Alicante in Al-Andalus (Islamic Spain).
- King Afonso III of Portugal recaptures Faro and Silves in the Algarve from the Moors, thus ending the Portuguese Reconquista.
- The city of Mystras, Greece is fortified and a palace is constructed there by William II Villehardouin.
- Spring – University College, the first College at Oxford, is founded with money from the estate of William of Durham.
- Jean Mouflet makes an agreement with the abbot of Saint-Pierre-le-Vif in the Senonais region in France: in return for an annual payment, the monastery will recognize Jean as a "citizen of Sens". He is a leather merchant, has a leather shop that he leases for the rent of 50 shillings a year. The agreement is witnessed by Jean's wife, Douce, daughter of a wealthy and prominent citizen of Sens, Felis Charpentier.
- Roger Bacon publishes a major scientific work, including writings of convex lens spectacles for treating long-sightedness and the first publication of the formula for gunpowder in the western world.
- July 9 – Emperor Kameyama of Japan (d. 1305)
- Eric V of Denmark (d. 1286)
- Robert III of Flanders
- Frederick I, Margrave of Baden (d. 1268)
- Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford (d. 1297)
- Pope John XXII (d. 1334)
- Menachem Meiri, rabbi
- Amadeus V of Savoy (d. 1323)
- July 6 – King Alexander II of Scotland (b. 1198)
- July 19 – Jacopo Tiepolo, Doge of Venice
- September 27 – Count Raymond VII of Toulouse (b. 1197)
- November 22 – As-Salih Ayyub, ruler of Egypt
- date unknown