On This Day

What Happened in August 1180

Historical Events

  • Aug 17 Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against Kiyomori Taira who installed his grandson, Emperor Antoku, to the throne

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 11 Guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies