On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1170

  • Nov 13 Albert I of Brandenburg
  • Nov 18 Albrecht I "Bear", 1st margrave of Brandenburg (1150-70), dies at 70
  • Nov 28 Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (c. 1100)

MurderThomas Becket

Dec 29 Thomas Becket, English Archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II at 52

Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket
Archbishop of Canterbury
Thomas Becket