This Week In History Jan 20th

1077 German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness. 1118 Death of Pope Paschal II 1118 Paschalis II [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies. 1189 Philip II, Henry II and Richard Lion-Hearted initiate third Crusade. 1189 Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade. 1276 Innocent V becomes...

This Week In History January 12th

1072 Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo. 1072 Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo. 1094 Death of Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (b. 1029) 1271 Otto II the Lame, Earl of Gelre, dies. 1276 Death of Pope Gregory X 1276 Gregorius X [Tedaldo Visconti], pope, dies. 1356 German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree. 1365 Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV assigns gold and...

This Week In History 1/1/2014

  1196 Birth of Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231) 1322 Death of King Philip V of France (b. 1293) 1322 Philip V the Tall, King of France (1316-22), dies. 1338 Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent. 1407 Bloody battles between Hoeksen and Kabeljauwen in Dordrecht. 1431 Joan of Arc handed over to the bishop. 1431 Joan of Arc is handed over to the...

This Week In History December 30th

1065 Ferdinand I the Great, king of Castile, dies. 1076 Death of Prince Svyatoslav II of Kiev (b. 1027) 1381 Death of Edmund de Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, English politician 1390 Birth of Anne de Mortimer, claimant to the English throne (d. 1411) 1437 Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Bohemia. 1503 Battle at Garigliano – Spanish army under G...

This Week in History December 16th

1048 Al-Biruni Arabic royal astrologer, dies at age 74. 1048 Death of Al-Biruni, Persian mathematician (b. 973) 1124 Callistus II [Guido di Borgogna] Italian Pope (1119-24), dies. 1124 Death of Pope Callixtus II 1126 Hendrik IX the Black, Duke of Bayern (1120-26), dies. 1204 Death of Maimonides, Spanish rabbi and philosopher (b. 1135) 1250 Death of Frederick II,...

This Day In History December 5th

1075 Death of Archbishop Anno II of Cologne 1110 First Crusade: The Crusaders conquer Sidon. 1110 Syria harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders. 1123 Death of Omar Khayy�m, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048) 1137 Lotharius III of Supplinburg emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at age 67. 1182 Henry Earl of Gelre/Zutphen...