On This Day

1189 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 6 Riots in Lynn, Norfolk (England) spread to Norwich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa

CrownRoyal Coronation

Jul 6 Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England, upon the death of King Henry II

  • Aug 28 Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
  • Sep 3 Richard the Lionheart is crowned in Westminster. 30 Jews are massacred after the coronation - Richard ordered the perpetrators be executed
  • Oct 1 Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre

Deaths in History

  • Feb 4 Gilbert of Sempringham, English monastery founder/saint, dies
  • May 17 Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159)

Person of interestHenry II of England

Jul 6 Henry II, King of England (1154-89), dies of a bleeding ulcer at 56

King of England Henry II of England
King of England
Henry II of England
  • Sep 3 Jacob of Orleans, Rabbi, killed in anti Jewish riot in London England
  • Oct 1 Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar