On This Day

What Happened in 1212

Historical Events in 1212

  • Jun 20 French and Spanish crusaders unite against the Almohaden at Toledo
  • Jul 10 The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground
  • Jul 16 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Muslim power in Spain
  • Aug 25 Children's crusade under Nicolas (10) reaches Genoa
  • Sep 25 Emperor Frederik II ends Golden Degree (Bohemia)
  • Sep 26 Golden Bull of Sicily certified hereditary royal title in Bohemia for PÅ™emyslid dynasty
  • Dec 9 Frederick II (later also Holy Roman Emperor) crowned King of Germany in Mainz

Famous People Born in 1212

  • Mar 22 Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)

World Leaders in 1212

Famous People Who Died in 1212

  • Mar 26 Sancho I, King of Portugal (1185-1212), dies at 58
  • Dec 5 Derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies
  • Dec 12 Geoffrey, Archbishop of York and illegitimate son of King Henry II of England, dies at about 60