Year 1194 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 10 Major fire at Chartres Cathedral, France, leads to it rebuilt as the high point of French Gothic style
  • Jun 29 Sverre is crowned King of Norway
  • Nov 20 Palermo, Sicily, is conquered by Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI
  • Dec 25 Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI crowned King of Sicily in Palermo Cathedral

Historical Figures Born in 1194

  • Jul 16 Saint Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi and founder of the Order of Poor Ladies (the Poor Clares), born in Assisi, Italy (d. 1253)
  • Dec 26 Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1220-50), King of the Romans (Germany), Sicily and Jerusalem, born in Lesi, Italy (d. 1250)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1194

  • Feb 20 Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies
  • May 5 Casimir II, the Just, grand duke of Poland (1177-94), dies. Born 1138
  • Jun 28 Emperor Xiaozong, 11th emperor of the Song dynasty in China, dies at 66
  • Nov 15 Margaretha van Elzas, wife of count Boudouin V of Henegouwen, dies
  • Dec 31 Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)