This Week In History 7/1/2014

1029 Birth of Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (d. 1094) 1262 Birth of Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312) 1298 Death of Graf Adolf von Nassau near Worms, Germany; King of the Germans until deposed by the Habsburg, Albert I. 1298 The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg. 1457 Kristian of Oldenburg, King of Norway...

This Week In History May 5th

1028 Alfonso V King of Le=n/Galicia (999-1028), dies in battle. 1028 Death of King Alfonso V of Castile, Le=n, and Galicia 1192 Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) 1194 Death of King Casimir II of Poland (b. 1138) 1194 Kazimierz II the Justified, grand duke of Poland (1177-94), dies. 1210 Birth of King Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279) 1219 Death of King...

This Week In History April 14th

1034 Death of Romanus III, Byzantine emperor (b. 1028) 1034 Romanus III Argyrus Byzantine emperor (1028-34), assasinated by wife. 1240 Death of Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd 1240 Llywelyn ab Iorwerth the Great monarch of Wales (1194-1240), dies. 1241 Batu Khan defeats BTla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Muhi. 1241 King BTla of Hungary, with 100,000 men,...

This Week In History April 7th

1229 Hugo van Pierrepont bishop of Liege, dies. 1284 Alfonso X “El Sabio” King of Castili?/Le=n (1252-84), dies at age 62. 1284 Death of King Alfonso X of Castile (b. 1221) 1292 Death of Pope Nicholas IV (b. 1227) 1292 Nicholas IV [Girolamo Masci] Pope (1288-92), dies. 1305 Death of Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France 1393 Floris van...

This Week In History March 24th

  1188 Birth of Ferrand of Portugal earl of Flanders/son of Sancho I. 1241 Kaidu’s Mongol army enters abandoned Cracow in Poland, burning the city. 1284 Death of King Hugh III of Cyprus 1361 Death of Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster, English soldier and diplomat 1379 End of Gelderse war victory. 1381 Death of Catherine of Sweden, Swedish...

This Week In History March 17th

1040 Death of Harold Harefoot, King of England 1040 Harold British King (1035-40), dies. 1058 Death of King Lulach I of Scotland 1103 Birth of noted Song Dynasty general Yue Fei. 1231 Birth of Emperor Shijo of Japan (d. 1242) 1272 Death of Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (b. 1220) 1425 Death of Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (b. 1407) 1473 Birth of James IV king...