On This Day

1198 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 8 Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III
  • Mar 10 The Giralda minaret designed by architect Ben Ahmad for the Almohad mosque in Seville is completed. Now the Bell Tower for Seville's cathedral
  • Sep 5 Philips of Zwabia, Prince of Hohenstaufen, crowned King of Germany and King of the Romans
  • Dec 26 French bishop Odo van Sully condemns Zottenfeest

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 24 King Alexander II of Scotland, born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1249)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 8 Pope Celestine III [Giacinto Bobo], Reigned 1191-98, dies. (bc. 1106)
  • Mar 11 Marie de Champagne, daughter of Louis VII of France (b. 1145)
  • Apr 16 Duke Frederick I of Austria
  • May 31 Moses ben Solomon Ha-Cohen, rabbi of Mainz, dies
  • Nov 27 Queen Constance of Sicily, wife of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1154)
  • Dec 10 Averroes, Arab physician and philosopher (b. 1126)