13th century

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Map of Eurasia circa 1200 A.D.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Decades: 1200s 1210s 1220s 1230s 1240s
1250s 1260s 1270s 1280s 1290s
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As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 through 1300 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Common Era. In the history of European culture, this period is considered part of the High Middle Ages, and after its conquests in Asia the Mongol Empire stretched from Eastern Asia to Eastern Europe.


The Italian mathematician Fibonacci, the greatest mathematician of the Middle Ages.
Jalal Uddin Muhammad Rumi, one of the most popular poets and the best selling poet in the United States of America among Muslims.
Thomas Aquinas, recognized as the most influential Western medieval legal scholar and theologist.
A page of the Italian Fibonacci's Liber Abaci from the Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze showing the Fibonacci sequence with the position in the sequence labeled in Roman numerals and the value in Arabic-Hindu numerals.








Portrait of the Chinese Zen Buddhist Wuzhun Shifan, painted in 1238, Song dynasty.
Hommage of Edward I (kneeling), to the Philippe le Bel (seated). As Duke of Aquitaine, Edward was a vassal to the French king.




Significant people

Frescoes from the 13th century Boyana Church
Queen Tamar

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

Eyeglasses are invented in Venice.

Decades and years

See also


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