On This Day

1118 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 24 Giovanni Caetani elected Pope Gelasius II
  • Apr 7 Pope Gelasius II excommunicated Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Dec 18 Alfonso van Aragon occupies Saragossa on Almoraviden

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 28 Manuel I Komnenos, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (1143-80) (d. 1180)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 21 Pope Paschal II, born Raniero (1099-1118) dies
  • Apr 2 Boudouin I, of Bologne/Edessa, 1st crusader/king of Jerusalem, dies
  • Apr 16 Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily
  • May 1 Matilda of Scotland [Edith], first wife of Henry I of England, dies at 38
  • Jun 5 Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester
  • Aug 15 Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies
  • Sep 24 Robert of Knaresborough, hermit (b. 1160)