On This Day

1181 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 4 Supernova seen in Cassiopeia
  • Aug 4 Supernova SN 1181 in the constellation Cassiopeia observed by Chinese and Japanese astronomers, lasting until August 6
  • Sep 1 Ubaldo Allucingoli replaces Alexander III as Pope Lucius III

Birthdays in History


Person of interestFrancis of Assisi

Sep 26 Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian founder of the Franciscan Order, born in Assisi, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1226) or b. 1882

Catholic Friar, Preacher and Saint Francis of Assisi
Catholic Friar, Preacher and Saint
Francis of Assisi

Deaths in History

  • Jan 30 Emperor Takakura of Japan (b. 1161)
  • Mar 21 Taira Kiyomori, Japanese Feudal general (b. 1118)
  • Jun 30 Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester, English politician (b. 1147)
  • Aug 30 Alexander III, [Orlando Bandinelli], Italian Pope (1159-81), dies