1170 in History

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Events in History


MurderAssassination

Dec 29 Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; subsequently martryed

Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket
Archbishop of Canterbury
Thomas Becket

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 23 Isabelle of Hainaut, queen of France (d. 1190)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 13 Albert I of Brandenburg
  • Nov 18 Albrecht I "Bear", 1st margrave of Brandenburg (1150-70), dies at 70
  • Nov 28 Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (c. 1100)

MurderAssassination

Dec 29 Thomas Becket, English Archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II at 52

Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket
Archbishop of Canterbury
Thomas Becket