On This Day in History for April 9

Events in History

  • 193 Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum
  • 475 Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position
  • 715 Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 817 Louis the Pious, King of the Franks, barely survives when wooden gallery collapses in Aachen, prompts him to later name his succession
  • 1241 Battle of Liegnitz - Mongolian armies inflict one of the largest defeats in Polish history on Polish and Germans force led by Henry of Silesia with 20-25,000 killed or massacred, including Henry
  • 1388 Battle of Näfels; Glarius Swiss defeat Habsburg (Austrian) army
  • 1413 Henry V crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey
  • 1440 Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark (1440-48)
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