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...

This Day In History November 27th

1252 Death of Blanche of Castile, Queen of Louis VIII of France (b. 1188) 1288 Birth of Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339) 1326 Death of Hugh the younger Despenser, English knight (b. 1286) 1436 Birth of Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463) 1497 King Hans of Denmark and Norway is acclaimed King of Sweden. 1504 Death of Queen Isabella I of Castile...

This Day In History Nov 21

1272 Edward I proclaimed King of England. 1316 Death of King John I of France (d. 1316) 1407 A solemn truce between John, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of OrlTans is agreed under the auspicies of John, Duke of Berry. OrlTans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy. 1490 Joanot Martorell’s book Tirant lo Blanc is published for the...