What Happened in 1216

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Historical Events

  • May 21 French crown prince Louis enters England, having been invited by barons at war with King John.
  • Oct 12 King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash as the flood tide swamps his wagons, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge
  • Oct 19 King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry
  • Dec 22 Pope Honorius III delegates degree "Religiosam vitam eligentibus"

World Leaders in 1216

Would You Believe?

King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash as the flood tide swamps his wagons, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge

On October 12, 1216

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 11 Henry of Flanders, Emperor of the Latin Empire
  • Jul 16 Innocent III [Lotario de' Conti di Segni], Italian Pope (1198-1216), dies at 54 or 55
  • Oct 19 King John of England (1199-1216), agreed to the Magna Carta, dies at 49