On This Day

1199 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 King Richard I (the Lion Heart) of England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leads to his death on April 6

  • Sep 30 Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew

Deaths in History

  • Jan 23 Yaqub, Almohad Caliph (b. 1160)
  • Feb 9 Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese founder of bakufu and 1st shogun, dies at 51 (b. 1147)
  • Mar 17 Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow

Person of interestRichard the Lionheart

Apr 6 Richard I, the Lion-hearted, King of England (1189-99), dies at 41

  • Apr 6 Pierre Basile, French soldier
  • Sep 4 Joan of England, Queen consort of Sicily, wife of William II of Sicily (b. 1165)