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This article is about the year 1241.
|Centuries:||12th century – 13th century – 14th century|
|Decades:||1210s 1220s 1230s – 1240s – 1250s 1260s 1270s|
|Years:||1238 1239 1240 – 1241 – 1242 1243 1244|
|1241 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1241 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1994|
|English Regnal year||25 Hen. 3 – 26 Hen. 3|
|Chinese calendar||庚子年 (Metal Rat)
3937 or 3877
— to —
辛丑年 (Metal Ox)
3938 or 3878
|- Vikram Samvat||1297–1298|
|- Shaka Samvat||1163–1164|
|- Kali Yuga||4342–4343|
|Japanese calendar||Ninji 2
|Minguo calendar||671 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1783–1784|
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- March 18 – Battle of Chmielnik (Mongol invasion of Poland): The Mongols overwhelm the feudal Polish armies of Sandomierz and Kraków provinces and plunder the abandoned city of Kraków.
- April 9 – Battle of Legnica: The Mongols under the command of Baidar, Kadan and Orda Khan, defeat the feudal Polish nobility, including the Knights Templar.
- April 11 – Battle of Mohi: Batu Khan and Subutai defeat Béla IV of Hungary. The battle is the last major event in the Mongol Invasion of Europe.
- April 27 – Battle of Sajo: The Mongols defeat Bela IV of Hungary.
- May 10 – Battle of Cameirge in Ulster: The Milesian Irish septs of the Ó Dónaills from Donegal, the Ó Néills from Armagh and the Ó Dochartaighs of Connacht defeat the last Tuatha Dé Danann sept, the Meic Lochlainn of Tír Eoghain and Inishowen under Domhnall mac Muirchertaigh Mac Lochlainn. From now on the Kings of Tír Eoghain will all be of the Ó Néill dynasty, Brian Ua Néill becoming sole ruler.
- Early summer – A succession crises or other priorities results in the Mongols withdrawing behind their river barrier into the Ukraine and the Russia's, leaving Central Asian and far Eastern Europe peoples tributary to the Khanates, but leaving Poland and Hungary to begin recovery and reorganization.
- August 29 – After Henry III of England's invasion of Wales, the Treaty of Gwerneigron is signed by him and Dafydd ap Llywelyn, curbing the latter's authority and denying him royal title.
- September 23 – Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic saga writer, is murdered by Gissur Þorvaldsson, an emissary of King Haakon IV of Norway.
- October 25 – Pope Celestine IV succeeds Pope Gregory IX as the 179th pope.
- Emperor Lizong of Song China accepts the Neo-Confucian teachings of the late Zhu Xi, including his commentary on the Four Books. This will have an impact upon the philosophical schools of surrounding countries as well, including Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
- Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, issues a decree (Edict of Salerno) by which the physician's and the apothecary's professions are separated.
- Livonian Crusade: The Estonian rebellion of 1237 is forced down on Saaremaa island by the Livonian Order.
- September 4 – King Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286)
- Eleanor of Castile, queen of Edward I of England (d. 1290)
- March 28 – Valdemar II of Denmark (b. 1170)
- April 9 – Duke Henry II of Poland
- June 24 – Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria
- August 10 – Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany (b. c. 1184)
- August 22 – Pope Gregory IX
- September 23 – Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet and politician (b. 1178)
- September 26 – Fujiwara no Teika, Japanese poet
- November 10 – Pope Celestine IV
- December 1 – Isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)
- Bernardo di Quintavalle
- Mary, Countess of Blois (b. 1200)
- Ögedei Khan
- Baba Ishak, charismatic preacher (b. c. 1239)