On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1204

  • Jan 1 King Haakon III of Norway, dies in alleged poisoning
  • Feb 1 Alexius IV Angelus, Regent of Byzantium (1203-04), murdered at 21

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Apr 1 Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of King Louis VII of France and King Henry II of England, mother to Richard the Lionheart, Henry the Young King and King John, dies at around 81

  • Aug 4 Boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered
  • Aug 11 King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)
  • Aug 14 Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun, dies at 21
  • Oct 21 Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester, English nobleman
  • Dec 13 Maimonides [Moses Ben Maimon], Sephardic Jewish philosopher, astronomer and physician (Mishneh Torah), dies in Cairo at 69