On This Day

Historical Events in 1217

  • May 20 Second Battle of Lincoln fought near Lincoln, England, resulting in the defeat of Prince Louis of France by William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke
  • Aug 18 First historical record of Scottish scholar Michael Scot, signs and dates his translation of al-Bitruji's "On the Sphere" in Toledo, Spain
  • Aug 24 Battle of South Foreland: English fleet beats France
  • Sep 12 French prince Louis & English King Henry III sign peace treaty
  • Sep 21 The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights