On This Day

1167 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 18 Battle of El-Babein, Egypt: Franks under Amalrik vs Syrians
  • May 29 Battle of Monte Porzio - A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel
  • Dec 1 Northern Italian towns form Lombardi League
  • Dec 15 Sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 24 John "Lackland", King of England (1199-1216), born in Beaumont Palace, Oxford (d. 1216)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 12 Aelred of Hexham/Rievaulx, English abbot/saint, dies at about 56
  • Feb 27 Robert of Melun, English philosopher/bishop of Hereford, dies
  • Aug 14 Raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies
  • Sep 10 Empress Matilda [Maud], claimant to the English throne, daughter of Henry I of England, wife of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1102)