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1180 – Phillip II becomes king of France

Philip II, called Philip Augustus (21 August 1165 – 14 July 1223) was a King of France from the House of Capet who reigned from 1180 to 1223. Continue reading “1180 – Phillip II becomes king of France”

1106 – The Battle of Tinchebray

28 September – On this day

The Battle of Tinchebray was fought on this day in 1106, in the town of Tinchebray, Normandy, between an invading force led by King Henry I of England, and his older brother Robert Curthose, the Duke of Normandy. Continue reading “1106 – The Battle of Tinchebray”

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”

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”

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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