On This Day

What Happened in 1194

Historical Events

  • Jun 10 Major fire at Chartres Cathedral, France, leads to it rebuilt as the high point of French Gothic style
  • Jun 29 Sverre is crowned King of Norway
  • Nov 20 Palermo, Sicily, is conquered by Emperor Henry VI
  • Dec 25 Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI crowned King of Sicily in Palermo Cathedral

Famous People Born in 1194

  • Jul 16 Saint Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi and founder of the Order of Poor Ladies (the Poor Clares), born in Assisi, Italy (d. 1253)
  • Dec 26 Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of the Romans (Germany), Sicily and Jerusalem, born in Lesi, Italy

World Leaders in 1194

Famous People Who Died in 1194

  • Feb 20 Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies
  • May 5 Casimir II, the Just, grand duke of Poland (1177-94), dies. Born 1138
  • Jun 28 Emperor Xiaozong, 11th emperor of the Song dynasty in China, dies at 66
  • Nov 15 Margaretha van Elzas, wife of count Boudouin V of Henegouwen, dies
  • Dec 31 Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)