What Happened in July 1214

Historical Events

Battle of Interest

Jul 2 Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers), part of King John of England's 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 Deaths

  • Jul 27 Eustaes van Machelen, Flemish knight, dies in battle
  • Jul 27 Stefan van Longchamp, French knight, dies in battle