On This Day

1214 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 8 Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France
  • Jun 20 The University of Oxford receives its charter

BattleBattle of Interest

Jul 2 Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers), part of King John of England attempt to reclaim Normandy from France

King of England King John
King of England
King John
  • Jul 27 1st battle of Bouvines - King Philip II of France vs Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV and King John of England; as a result John lost Normandy and his other possessions in France (hence his nickname John "Lackland")

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 25 Louis IX (Saint Louis), King of France (1226-70), born in Poissy, France (d. 1270)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 30 Huguccio/Hugo van Pisa, Italian bishop, dies
  • Jul 27 Eustaes van Machelen, Flemish knight, dies in battle
  • Jul 27 Stefan van Longchamp, French knight, dies in battle
  • Sep 14 Albert Avogadro, Italian patriarch of Jerusalem (b. 1149)
  • Oct 6 Alfonso VIII the Noble, King of Castile and Toledo (1158-1214), dies at 58
  • Oct 31 Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile, dies at 53
  • Dec 4 William I "the Lion", King of Scotland (1165-1214)