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What Happened in 1180

Historical Events in 1180

  • Apr 13 Diet of Gelnhausen; Henry the Lion deprived of the Duchy of Saxony
  • Aug 17 Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against Kiyomori Taira who installed his grandson, Emperor Antoku, to the throne
  • Sep 14 Minamoto no Yoritomo led force of 300 defeated at Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan
  • Sep 18 Philip Augustus becomes king of France
  • Sep 24 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.

Famous People Born in 1180

  • Aug 6 Go-Toba, 82nd Emperor of Japan, born in Kyōto, Japan (d. 1239)

Famous People Who Died in 1180

  • Aug 11 Guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies
  • Sep 18 Louis VII, King of France (1137-1180), dies at 59 or 60
  • Sep 19 Louis VII, the Younger, King of France (1137-80), dies at 59
  • Sep 24 Manuel I Komnenos, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (1143-80), dies at 61