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What Happened in 1198

Historical Events in 1198

  • Jan 8 Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III
  • Mar 10 The Giralda minaret designed by architect Ben Ahmad for the Almohad mosque in Seville is completed. Now the Bell Tower for Seville's cathedral
  • Sep 5 Philips of Zwabia, Prince of Hohenstaufen, crowned King of Germany and King of the Romans
  • Dec 26 French bishop Odo van Sully condemns Zottenfeest

Famous People Born in 1198

  • Aug 24 King Alexander II of Scotland, born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1249)

World Leaders in 1198

Famous People Who Died in 1198

  • Jan 8 Pope Celestine III [Giacinto Bobo], Italian pope and friend of Peter AbĂ©lard, reigned 1191-98, dies at about 91
  • Mar 11 Marie de Champagne, daughter of Louis VII of France (b. 1145)
  • Apr 16 Duke Frederick I of Austria
  • May 31 Moses ben Solomon Ha-Cohen, rabbi of Mainz, dies
  • Nov 27 Queen Constance of Sicily, wife of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1154)

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