On This Day

Historical Events in 1180

  • Apr 13 Diet of Gelnhausen; Henry the Lion deprived of the Duchy of Saxony
  • Aug 17 Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against Kiyomori Taira who installed his grandson, Emperor Antoku, to the throne
  • Sep 14 Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
  • Sep 18 Philip Augustus becomes king of France
  • Sep 24 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.