What Happened in 1195

Historical Events

  • Apr 8 Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor
  • Jun 7 Earliest report of ball lightning in London by Benedictine monk Gervase of Christ Church Cathedral Priory, Canterbury, [1]
  • Jul 19 Battle at Alarcos: Almohads led by Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur defeats army of Alfonso VIII of Castile

Famous People Born in 1195

  • Aug 15 Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1231)

World Leaders in 1195

Famous People Who Died in 1195

  • Aug 6 Henry de Leeuw, duke of Saxon/Bayern, dies
  • Nov 8 Conrad III of Hohenstaufen, king of Germany and Italy, dies (b. 1093 or 1094)
  • Dec 17 Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut (b. 1150)