On This Day

What Happened in 1207

Historical Events

  • Jul 15 King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton.
  • Aug 28 King John of England grants small town of Liverpool a charter (right to elect a mayor and aldermen)

Famous People Born in 1207

  • Sep 8 Sancho II, King of Portugal (1223-47), born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1248)
  • Sep 30 Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet, born in Khorassan, Afghanistan (d. 1273)
  • Oct 1 Henry III, King of England (1216-72, Provisions of Oxford), born in Winchester Castle, Hampshire, England (d. 1272)

World Leaders in 1207

Famous People Who Died in 1207

  • Oct 3 Xin Qiji, Chinese poet and military leader, dies at 67