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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1214 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1214
Ab urbe condita1967
Armenian calendar663
Assyrian calendar5964
Balinese saka calendar1135–1136
Bengali calendar621
Berber calendar2164
English Regnal year15 Joh. 1 – 16 Joh. 1
Buddhist calendar1758
Burmese calendar576
Byzantine calendar6722–6723
Chinese calendar癸酉年 (Water Rooster)
3910 or 3850
    — to —
甲戌年 (Wood Dog)
3911 or 3851
Coptic calendar930–931
Discordian calendar2380
Ethiopian calendar1206–1207
Hebrew calendar4974–4975
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1270–1271
 - Shaka Samvat1135–1136
 - Kali Yuga4314–4315
Holocene calendar11214
Igbo calendar214–215
Iranian calendar592–593
Islamic calendar610–611
Japanese calendarKenpō 2
Javanese calendar1122–1123
Julian calendar1214
Korean calendar3547
Minguo calendar698 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−254
Thai solar calendar1756–1757
Tibetan calendar阴水鸡年
(female Water-Rooster)
1340 or 959 or 187
    — to —
(male Wood-Dog)
1341 or 960 or 188
King Philip II (Augustus) (right) accept the surrender at the Battle of Bouvines

Year 1214 (MCCXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar, the 1214th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 214th year of the 2nd millennium, the 14th year of the 13th century, and the 5th year of the 1210s decade.


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Byzantine Empire[edit]



  • Spring – Emperor Xuan Zong of the Jurchen-led Chinese Jin Dynasty surrenders to the Mongols under Genghis khan – who have besieged the capital of Zhongdu (modern-day Beijing) for a year. He is forced to pay tribute (including some 3,000 horses, 10,000 'bolts' of silk and his daughter), along with subjugation to the Mongol Khan. Xuan Zong abandons northern China and moves his court to Kaifeng.[5]
  • After securing all Jin lands north of the Yellow River, Genghis Khan receives a message that Xuan Zong has moved his capital to Kaifeng. He returns to Zhongdu and precedes the city with the help of thousands of Chinese engineers. The Mongols starve the city out (the inhabitants are forced to eat the dead). The garrison, with a short supply of ammunition for the cannons holds out for the winter.[6]
  • In his campaigns in Liaodong, the Mongol general Muqali (or Mukhali) forms a newly Khitan-Chinese army and a special corps of some 12,000 Chinese auxiliary troops.

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