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1187 in History

Events in History

BattleBattle of Interest

Jul 3 Battle of Horns of Hattin: Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army

1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria
  • Jul 4 Battle of Hittin (Tiberias): Saladin defeats Reinoud of Châtillon
  • Sep 20 Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
  • Oct 2 Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
  • Oct 21 Alberto de Morra elected as Pope Gregorius VIII (12/17/1187)

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 5 Louis VIII [Coeur-de-Lion], King of France (1223-26), born in Paris (d. 1226)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 Reinoud van Châtillon, French prince of Antioch, dies
  • Oct 19 Pope Urban III [Uberto Crivelli](1185-87)
  • Oct 20 Urban III [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies
  • Nov 9 Emperor Gaozong of Song, 10th emperor of Song dynasty, dies at 80
  • Dec 17 Gregory VIII [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies