In the 13th century in Europe, who was the ‘wonder of the world’?

Answer: This was Frederick II (1194-1250). He was the Holy Roman Emperor from 1212. He led a Crusade between 1228 and 1229 that, remarkably, recovered Jerusalem by treaty without fighting. He was in dispute with the pope who excommunicated him no fewer than three times and a feud began that lasted intermittently until the end of his reign. History remembers Frederick, who was a religious sceptic, as probably the most cultured man of his epoch.

Source: Modern World Encyclopedia

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