On This Day

What Happened in 1160

Historical Events

  • Oct 12 Maurice de Sully is elected bishop of Paris, will initiate plan to build Notre Dame
  • Dec 6 Jean Bodels "Jeu de St Nicholas" premieres in Arras

Famous People Born in 1160

  • Jun 23 John of Matha, French Christian saint and founder of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity dedicated to ransoming Christians captured by North African marauders, born in Faucon-de-Barcelonnette, France (d. 1213)
  • Oct 4 Alys, Countess of the Vexin, Daughter of Louis VII of France (d. 1220)

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 13 Marriage of Louis VII of France to Adele of Champagne.

Famous People Who Died in 1160

  • Feb 11 Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Japanese general (b. 1123)
  • May 3 Peter Lombard, Italian scholar and bishop (b. c.1100)
  • May 18 Erik IX Helgi, King of Sweden, dies at ~40
  • Jul 20 Peter Lombard, French theologian
  • Jul 21 Peterus Lombardus, Italian theologist/bishop of Paris, dies