On This Day

What Happened in 1200

Historical Events

  • May 22 Treaty of Le Goulet signed between France and England
  • Jul 1 In China, sunglasses are invented
  • Oct 9 12-year-old French noblewoman Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England to King John in Westminster Abbey

Famous People Born in 1200

  • Jan 19 Dōgen, Japanese Buddhist priest and founder of the Sōtō school of Zen, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1253)

Famous Weddings

  • May 23 Louis of France (Later Louis VIII) (13) marries Blanche of Castile (12), daughter of Alfonso VIII King of Castile at Port-Mort
  • Aug 24 King John of England (32) marries Isabella of Angoulême (12) in Bordeaux, despite her engagement to Hugh de Lusignan, Count of La Marche, prompting a rebellion

Famous People Who Died in 1200

  • Feb 13 Stefan Nemanja [Saint Symeon], Serbian ruler and founder of Serbian state (or died 1199)