On This Day

1157 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 23 The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.

Birthdays in History

Person of interestRichard the Lionheart

Sep 8 Richard I [Richard the Lion Hearted], King of England (1189-99), born in Oxford, England (d. 1199)

  • Sep 13 Alexander Neckam, English theologist and encyclopedist, born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1217)

Deaths in History

  • May 15 Yury Dolgoruky, Russian prince
  • Aug 5 Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies
  • Aug 21 King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)