On This Day

What Happened in 1100

Historical Events

  • May 30 Burchard becomes bishop of Utrecht
  • Aug 2 King William II of England (William Rufus) is killed by an arrow shot by Sir Walter Tyrell while hunting in the New Forest
  • Aug 5 Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey
  • Dec 25 Boudouin I of Boulogne crowned King of Jerusalem

Famous People Born in 1100

  • May 23 Qinzong, last Emperor of Song Dynasty in China, born in China (d. 1161)

World Leaders in 1100

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 11 Anglo Norman King Henry I marries Princess Matilda of Scotland at Westminster Abbey

Famous People Who Died in 1100

  • Jan 8 Antipope Clement III, Italian archbishop, dies at about 71
  • Feb 23 Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)
  • Jul 18 Godfried IV van Bouillon, count of Antwerp, dies
  • Aug 2 William II [Rufus], king of England, shot hunting in the New Forest at 44
  • Sep 8 Clement III [Wibert van Ravenna], 1st anti-pope (1084-1100), dies

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