On This Day

1180 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 13 Diet of Gelnhausen; Henry the Lion deprived of the Duchy of Saxony
  • Aug 17 Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against Kiyomori Taira who installed his grandson, Emperor Antoku, to the throne
  • Sep 14 Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
  • Sep 18 Philip Augustus becomes king of France
  • Sep 24 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 6 Go-Toba, 82nd Emperor of Japan, born in Kyōto, Japan (d. 1239)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 11 Guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies
  • Sep 18 Louis VII, King of France, dies
  • Sep 19 Louis VII, the Younger, King of France (1137-80), dies at 59
  • Sep 24 Manuel I Komnenos, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (1143-80), dies at 61