On This Day

What Happened in 1120

Historical Events

  • Jan 16 The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem
  • May 27 Richard III of Capua is anointed as prince two weeks before his untimely death
  • Jul 4 Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew's death
  • Nov 25 'The White Ship' capsizes near the Normandy coast while crossing the English Channel transporting many nobles, including the heir to the English throne, from France to England; about 300 die, only 1 survivor

Famous People Who Died in 1120

  • Sep 24 Welf II, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1072)
  • Nov 25 William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England (b. 1104) dies in White Ship tragedy trying to save his illegitimate half-sister Countess of Perche while crossing the English Channel