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This article is about the year 1247.
|Centuries:||12th century – 13th century – 14th century|
|Decades:||1210s 1220s 1230s – 1240s – 1250s 1260s 1270s|
|Years:||1244 1245 1246 – 1247 – 1248 1249 1250|
|1247 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1247 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2000|
|English Regnal year||31 Hen. 3 – 32 Hen. 3|
|Chinese calendar||丙午年 (Fire Horse)
3943 or 3883
— to —
丁未年 (Fire Goat)
3944 or 3884
|- Vikram Samvat||1303–1304|
|- Shaka Samvat||1169–1170|
|- Kali Yuga||4348–4349|
|Japanese calendar||Kangen 5 / Hōji 1
|Minguo calendar||665 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1789–1790|
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- December 1 – A rebellion arises among the Muslim subjects of the Crown of Aragon in the region of Valencia. As a punishment, the king issues an order of expulsion of the Muslims from his realm leading numerous people into exile in Andalusia and North Africa in the subsequent year.
- Shams Tabrizi disappears, resulting in Jalal Uddin Rumi writing 30,000 verses of poetry about his disappearance.
- Romford, London, England is chartered as a market town.
- The future Bethlem Royal Hospital, bedlam, founded in London.
- The Thuringian War of Succession begins.
- Qin Jiushao publishes the original form of the Chinese remainder theorem.
- Egypt takes control of Jerusalem from the Kharezmians.
- Nijmegen becomes part of Gelderland.
- The Romanesque cathedral of St. Pierre is begun in Beauvais.
- Afonso III succeeds Sancho II as King of Portugal.
- Saint Louis massacres the last remaining Catharists at Montségur.
- Song Ci publishes the Collected Cases of Injustice Rectified, a book considered to be the first monographic work on forensic medicine.
- Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (d. 1271)
- Angelo da Clareno, founder of Fraticelli (d. 1337)
- Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (d. 1255)
- John II, Count of Hainaut (d. 1304)
- Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, Persian writer and historian (approximate date) (d. 1318)
- Zhang Sanfeng, Chinese Taoist priest
- Giles of Rome, Roman archbishop and philosopher
- February 16 – Heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)
- William de Ferrers (b. 1168)
- November 18 – Robin Hood, a heroic outlaw in English folklore (b. 1160)
- de Epalza, Miguel (1999). Negotiating cultures: bilingual surrender treaties in Muslim-Crusader Spain under James the Conqueror. Brill. p. 108. ISBN 90-04-11244-8.