Year 1173 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 21 Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Aug 9 Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete

Historical Figures Born in 1173

  • Dec 23 Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1173

  • Aug 9 Najm ad-Din Ayyub, Kurdish soldier and father of Saladin (1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria), dies after a horse riding accident