On This Day

1217 in History

Events in History

  • May 20 Second Battle of Lincoln fought near Lincoln, England, resulting in the defeat of Prince Louis of France by William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke
  • Aug 18 First historical record of Scottish scholar Michael Scot, signs and dates his translation of al-Bitruji's "On the Sphere" in Toledo, Spain
  • Aug 24 Battle of South Foreland: English fleet beats France
  • Sep 12 French prince Louis & English King Henry III sign peace treaty
  • Sep 21 The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights

Deaths in History

  • Feb 18 Alexander Neckam, English theologist and encyclopedist, dies at 59
  • Apr 23 King Inge II of Norway (b. 1185)
  • Aug 24 Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle
  • Sep 10 William de Reviers, 5th Earl of Devon
  • Sep 21 Lembitu of Lehola, Estonian soldier