On This Day

What Happened in 1208

Historical Events

  • Feb 24 St Francis of Assisi, 26, received his vocation in Portiuncula Italy
  • Nov 2 Peace treaty between the Chinese Jin and Song dynasties, the Song resume paying tribute after two years of fighting
  • Nov 11 Otto van Wittelsbach chosen German king

Famous People Born in 1208

  • Feb 2 James I of Aragon (d. 1276)

World Leaders in 1208

Famous People Who Died in 1208

  • Jan 15 Peter of Castelnau, French nobleman, murdered
  • Jun 21 Philip of Swabia, King of Germany and duke of Swabia (b. 1177)
  • Aug 27 Irene Angelina, daughter of Isaac II Angeles, dies
  • Nov 9 Sancha of Castile, wife of Alfonso II of Aragon (b. 1155)