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1216 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 French crown prince Louis enters England, having been invited by barons at war with King John.

King of England King John
King of England
King John
  • Oct 12 King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash as the flood tide swamps his wagons, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge
  • Oct 19 King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry
  • Dec 22 Pope Honorius III delegates degree "Religiosam vitam eligentibus"

Deaths in History

  • Jun 11 Henry of Flanders, Emperor of the Latin Empire
  • Jul 16 Innocent III [Lotario de' Conti di Segni], Italian Pope (1198-1216), dies at 54 or 55

Person of interestKing John

Oct 19 king-john">King John of England (1199-1216), agreed to the Magna Carta, dies at 49

King of England King John
King of England
King John