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12th Century

1180 – Manuel I Komnenos ‘the Great’ dies

24 September – On this day

Manuel I Komnenos (or Comnenus) (28 November 1118 – 24 September 1180) was a Byzantine Emperor of the 12th century who reigned over a crucial turning point in the history of Byzantium. Continue reading “1180 – Manuel I Komnenos ‘the Great’ dies”

1176 – Battle of Myriokephalon

17 September – On this day

The Battle of Myriokephalon, also known as the Battle of Myriocephalum, was a battle between the Byzantine Empire (Emperor Manuel I Komnenos) and the Seljuk Turks in Phrygia on this day in 1176. Continue reading “1176 – Battle of Myriokephalon”

Fallen tree reveals medieval corpse

Heavy rains and winds have caused a large Beech tree to topple in Collooney Ireland. Continue reading “Fallen tree reveals medieval corpse”

1180 – Battle of Ishibashiyama – Japan

14 Septmebr – On this day

The Battle of Ishibashiyama was the first in which Minamoto Yoritomo, who was to become shogun less than a decade later, was commander of the Minamoto forces. The battle was fought on this day in 1180 in the southwest of present-day Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture near Yoritomo’s headquarters at Kamakura. Continue reading “1180 – Battle of Ishibashiyama – Japan”

1157 – Richard I is born

8 September – On this day

Richard was born on this day in 1157, probably at Beaumont Palace, in Oxford, England, son of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Continue reading “1157 – Richard I is born”

1191 – Battle of Arsuf

7 September – On this day

Arsuf was a battle of the Third Crusade in which Richard I of England (Richard the Lionheart) defeated Saladin (Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb), in Palestine. Continue reading “1191 – Battle of Arsuf”

1189 – Richard I coronation

3 September – On this day

Richard I was officially invested as Duke of Normandy on 20 July 1189 and was crowned king of England in Westminster Abbey on this day in 1189. Continue reading “1189 – Richard I coronation”

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