On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1214

Historical Events

BattleBattle of Interest

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")

King of England King John
King of England
King John

Famous Deaths

  • Eustaes van Machelen, Flemish knight, dies in battle
  • Stefan van Longchamp, French knight, dies in battle
1214 Highlights

About July 27, 1214

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 806 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo