On This Day

What Happened in 1214

Historical Events

  • Jan 8 Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France
  • Jun 20 The University of Oxford receives its charter
  • Jul 2 Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers), part of King John of England attempt to reclaim Normandy from France
  • Jul 27 1st battle of Bouvines - King Philip II of France vs Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV and King John of England; as a result John lost Normandy and his other possessions in France (hence his nickname John "Lackland")

Famous People Born in 1214

  • Apr 25 Louis IX (Saint Louis), King of France (1226-70), born in Poissy, France (d. 1270)

World Leaders in 1214

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 30 Huguccio/Hugo van Pisa, Italian bishop, dies
  • Jul 27 Eustaes van Machelen, Flemish knight, dies in battle
  • Jul 27 Stefan van Longchamp, French knight, dies in battle
  • Sep 14 Albert Avogadro, Italian patriarch of Jerusalem (b. 1149)
  • Oct 6 Alfonso VIII de Edele, king of Castile, dies
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