On This Day

What Happened in 1181

Historical Events in 1181

  • Aug 4 Supernova seen in Cassiopeia
  • Aug 4 Supernova SN 1181 in the constellation Cassiopeia observed by Chinese and Japanese astronomers, lasting until August 6
  • Sep 1 Ubaldo Allucingoli replaces Alexander III as Pope Lucius III

Famous People Who Died in 1181

  • Jan 30 Emperor Takakura of Japan (b. 1161)
  • Mar 21 Taira Kiyomori, Japanese Feudal general (b. 1118)
  • Jun 30 Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester, English politician (b. 1147)
  • Aug 30 Alexander III, [Orlando Bandinelli], Italian Pope (1159-81), dies