On This Day

1201 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 18 The city of Riga is founded.

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 18 Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Persian philosopher, architect and mathematician (Tadhkirah fi ʿilm al-hay), born in Ṭūs, Khorāsān (d. 1274)
  • Aug 9 Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler of the mayors and sheriffs of London in 1188–1274, born in London (d. 1274)
  • Oct 9 Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne College, born in Sorbon, France (d. 1274)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 20 Agnes of France, queen of France, dies [or 7/18]
  • Sep 5 Constance, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1161)