1170 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 5 Isabella of Hainault, Queen of France (1180-90), born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1190)
  • Apr 23 Isabelle of Hainaut, queen of France, born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1190)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 13 Albert I of Brandenburg
  • Nov 18 Albrecht I "Bear", 1st margrave of Brandenburg (1150-70), dies at 70
  • Nov 28 Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (c. 1100)

MurderThomas Becket

Dec 29 Thomas Becket, English Archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II at 52

Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket
Archbishop of Canterbury
Thomas Becket