On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1189

  • Jan 20 Shizong of Jin [Wulu], Chinese Emperor and the 5th Emperor of the Jurchen-led Jin dynasty (1161-89), dies at 55
  • Feb 4 Gilbert of Sempringham, English monastery founder/saint, dies
  • May 17 Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159)

Henry II of England

Jul 6 Henry II, King of England (1154-89), dies of a bleeding ulcer at 56

  • Sep 3 Jacob of Orleans, Rabbi, killed in anti Jewish riot in London England
  • Oct 1 Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar