On This Day

What Happened in 1165

Historical Events in 1165

  • May 16 Ramjbam & his family reach Acre Palestine
  • Oct 12 Jewish rabbi and philosopher Moses ben Maimon (aka Maimonides or the Rambam) reaches Jerusalem
  • Nov 23 Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome
  • Nov 25 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) visits Utrecht

Famous People Born in 1165

  • Jul 28 Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic/philosopher
  • Aug 21 Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223), born in Gonesse, France (d. 1223)

Famous People Who Died in 1165

  • Sep 5 Emperor Nijo of Japan (b. 1143)
  • Dec 9 Malcolm IV of Scotland, nicknamed Virgo "the Maiden", King of Scots (1153-65), dies of poor health at 24