On This Day

1204 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 12 4th Crusade occupies and plunders Constantinople
  • Apr 13 Crusaders occupy Constantinople
  • May 16 Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders, is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople
  • Jun 1 King Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 30 Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd Hakam al Qurashi, ruler of Minorca (d. 1282)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 King Haakon III of Norway, dies in alleged poisoning
  • Feb 1 Alexius IV Angelus, Regent of Byzantium (1203-04), murdered at 21

Person of interestEleanor of Aquitaine

Apr 1 Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of King Louis VII of France and King Henry II of England, mother to Richard the Lionheart, Henry the Young King and King John, dies at around 81

Queen of France and England and Duchess of Aquitaine Eleanor of Aquitaine
Queen of France and England and Duchess of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Aug 4 Boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered
  • Aug 11 King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)
  • Aug 14 Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun, dies at 21
  • Oct 21 Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester, English nobleman
  • Dec 13 Maimonides [Moses Ben Maimon], Sephardic Jewish philosopher, astronomer and physician (Mishneh Torah), dies in Cairo at 69