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This article is about the year 1262.
|Centuries:||12th century – 13th century – 14th century|
|Decades:||1230s 1240s 1250s – 1260s – 1270s 1280s 1290s|
|Years:||1259 1260 1261 – 1262 – 1263 1264 1265|
|1262 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1262 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2015|
|English Regnal year||46 Hen. 3 – 47 Hen. 3|
|Chinese calendar||辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
3958 or 3898
— to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
3959 or 3899
|- Vikram Samvat||1318–1319|
|- Shaka Samvat||1183–1184|
|- Kali Yuga||4362–4363|
|Japanese calendar||Kōchō 2
|Minguo calendar||650 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1804–1805|
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- King Mangrai of the Lanna Kingdom (present day Northern Thailand, Shan State and Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture) founds the city of Chiang Rai as the kingdom's capital.
- King Mindaugas of Lithuania renounces Christianity, returning to his pagan roots and reverting to Grand Duke of Lithuania.
- The Icelandic Commonwealth enters into the Old Covenant (Gissurarsáttmáli) establishing a union with Norway and acknowledges King Haakon IV of Norway as its ruler.
- Strasbourg becomes an Imperial Free City of the Holy Roman Empire.
Arts and culture
- The Venetian Senate starts consolidating all of the city's outstanding debt into a single fund, later known as the Monte Vecchio. The holders of the newly created prestiti are promised a 5% annual coupon. These claims can be sold and quickly (before 1320) give rise to the first recorded secondary market for financial assets in medieval Europe.
- Richard of Chichester is canonized as a saint; he is best known for authoring the prayer later adapted into the song Day by Day in the musical Godspell.
- July 2 – Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312)
- Ladislaus IV of Hungary (d. 1290)
- Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester (d. 1326)
- July 15 – Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (b. 1222)
- Aegidius of Assisi, companion of Saint Francis of Assisi
- Shinran Shonin, Japanese founder of the Jodo Shinshu branch of Pure Land Buddhism
- Matilda II of Boulogne, Queen of Portugal, spouse of King Afonso III of Portugal (b. 1202)
- Munro, John H. (2003). "The Medieval Origins of the Financial Revolution". The International History Review. 15 (3): 506–562.