Richard the Lionheart

King Richard the Lionheart Full Name: Richard the Lionheart [Richard I]
Nationality: English

Profession: King
Why Famous: King of England for ten years from 1189-1199.

Born: September 8, 1157
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oxford, England

Died: April 6, 1199 (aged 41)
Cause of Death: Infection after being wounded by a crossbow

Married Life

  • 1191-05-12 Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre.

Historical Events in the Life of Richard the Lionheart

  • 1189-09-03 Richard the Lionheart is crowned in Westminster. 30 Jews are massacred after the coronation - Richard ordered the perpetrators be executed.
  • 1191-06-08 Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.
  • 1191-07-12 English King Richard I / the Lionheart & Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine
  • 1191-08-20 Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko
  • 1191-09-07 Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf - Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.
  • 1192-09-02 Sultan Saladin and King Richard the Lionheart of England sign treaty over Jerusalem, at end of the Third Crusade
  • 1192-09-21 English king Richard I the Lion hearted, captured by by Leopold V, Duke of Austria
  • 1192-10-09 Richard I of England, the Lion Heart, leaves Jerusalem in disguise
  • 1192-12-20 Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna
  • 1194-02-04 100,000 ransom is paid for Richard I, King of England
  • 1194-05-02 King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
  • 1199-03-25 Richard I, Lion Heart, King o f England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6.

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