On This Day

Events in History in 1179

  • Mar 5 3rd Lateran Council (11th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • Jun 19 The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil war
  • Jul 29 Lando Sittino proclaimed (anti-)pope Innocent III
  • Nov 1 Phillip II crowned King of France aged 14 at Reims, with his father Louis VII in ill health