Kubilai Khan doit attendre la victoire en 1264 pour accéder réellement au khanat, en ayant presque conquis l'intégralité de la Chine. Petit-fils de Gengis Khan (v. 1160-1227), il naît l'année de la prise de Pékin par celui-ci. En 1260, il succède à son frère Möngke comme grand khan des Mongols.
June 30, 1559: Mortally wounded, Henry II of France. In celebration of the Peace of Cateau-Cambresis, Henry participated in a joust with Gabriel Montgomery, captain of the King's Scottish Guard. He suffered a head wound which became infected and he died on July 10th. His Queen, Catherine de Medici, remained by his side and prevented Henry's mistress, Diane de Poitiers, from visiting him, even though he repeatedly called for her.
Louis XII, King of France, Henry VIII's brother in law when he ordered the marriage of Louis and his sister Mary. Aged and decrepit at that time, the marriage only lasted a few weeks until he died. Mary then married Charles Brandon and endured Henry's great ire over that marriage.