On This Day

What Happened in 1179

Historical Events in 1179

  • Mar 5 3rd Lateran Council (11th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • Jun 19 The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil war
  • Jul 29 Lando Sittino proclaimed (anti-)pope Innocent III

Famous People Who Died in 1179

  • Sep 17 Hildegard of Bingen, German magistra and the first composer whose biography is known, dies at 81