On This Day

1218 in History

Events in History

  • May 24 The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 12 Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
  • May 1 John I, Count of Hainaut (1246-57), born in Houffalize, Luxembourg (d. 1257)
  • May 1 Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1273-91), born in Limburgh Castle, Sasbach am Kaiserstuhl, Germany (d. 1291)
  • Oct 30 Emperor Chūkyō, 85th emperor of Japan (d. 1234)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 2 Konstantin of Rostov, Prince of Novgorod (b. 1186)
  • Jun 25 Simon de Montfort the elder, 5th Earl of Leicester, French crusader dies in the siege of Toulouse
  • Jul 6 Eudes III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1166)
  • Aug 31 Al-Malik ab-Adil/Saphadin/Saif al-Din), brother of Saladin, dies
  • Dec 30 Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, English politician (b. 1162)