On This Day

1213 in History

Events in History

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

May 15 King John of England names Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury

King of England King John
King of England
King John
  • Sep 12 Battle at Muret: Crusade of Simon de Montfort beat Pedro II of Aragon
  • Oct 13 Battle of Steppes: Hugh Pierrepont, Bishop of Liège & Louis II, Count of Loon defeat Henry I, Duke of Brabant

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 9 Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader, born in Villaines-en-Duesmois, France (d. 1271)
  • Jun 10 Fakhr-al-Din Iraqi, Persian philosopher, born in Hamedan, Iran (d. 1289)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 22 Wibert of Gembloers, benediction/writer/abbot of Gembloers, dies
  • Sep 12 Pedro II [el Catolico], king of Aragon, dies in battle
  • Sep 24 Gertrude of Merania, wife of Andrew II of Hungary (murdered) (b. 1185)
  • Dec 17 Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53