What Happened in 1254

  • Marco Polo is Born

    The exact time and place of Marco Polo's birth are unknown, and current theories are mostly conjectural. However, the most quoted specific date is... Read more

  • Rinaldo di Jene (Alexander IV) elected Pope

    Pope from 1254-61 (Rinaldo Conti), of the house of Segni, which had already given two illustrious sons to the Papacy, Innocent III and Gregory IX,... Read more