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...

This Week In History March 10th

1198 Death of Marie de Champagne, daughter of Louis VII of France (b. 1145) 1302 Romeo and Juliet’s wedding day, according to Shakespeare. 1486 Albrecht III Achilles elector of Brandenburg, dies at age 71. 1486 Death of Albert III, Margrave of Brandenburg (b. 1414) 1502 Tebriz shah Ismail I of Persia crowned. 1513 Giovanni de’ Medici chosen Pope Leo...

This Week In History March 3rd

1111 Death of Bohemund I, Prince of Antioch 1191 Saladin [Salah ad-Din]) Yusuf sultan of Egypt/Syria, dies at age 52. 1239 Death of Vladimir III Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1187) 1409 Austrian civil war ends. 1431 Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV. 1431 Eugene IV becomes Pope. 1455 Birth of King John II of Portugal (d. 1495) 1459...