On This Day

What Happened in 1157

Historical Events

  • Oct 23 The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.

Famous People Who Died in 1157

  • May 15 Yury Dolgoruky, Russian prince
  • Aug 5 Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies
  • Aug 21 King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)