On This Day

What Happened in May 1189

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa

Famous Deaths

  • May 17 Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159)