On This Day

What Happened in 1178

Historical Events in 1178

  • Jun 18 Five monks at Canterbury report something exploding on the moon shortly after sunset (only known observation)
  • Jul 30 Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy
  • Aug 29 Anti-Pope Callistus III gives pope title to Alexander III

Famous People Born in 1178

  • Dec 22 Emperor Antoku of Japan, born in Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (d. 1185)

Famous People Who Died in 1178

  • May 27 Godfried van Rhenen, bishop of Utrecht, dies