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Richard the Lionheart

King of England Richard the Lionheart

Full Name: Richard I
Profession: King of England


Biography: King of England for ten years from 1189 to 1199.

Born: September 8, 1157
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: April 6, 1199 (aged 41)
Cause of Death: Infection after being wounded by a crossbow

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Married Life

  • 1191-05-12 Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre in Cyprus

Historical Events

  • 1189-07-06 Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England, upon the death of King Henry II
  • 1189-09-03 Richard the Lionheart is crowned in Westminster. 30 Jews are massacred after the coronation - Richard ordered the perpetrators be executed
  • 1191-06-08 King Richard I of England arrives at Acre in modern day Israel to join the Siege of Acre during the Third Crusade
  • 1191-07-12 English King Richard I the Lionheart and Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine
  • 1191-08-20 Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko
  • 1191-09-07 Third Crusade: Richard I of England defeats Saladin in the Battle of Arsuf
  • 1192-09-02 Sultan Saladin and King Richard the Lionheart of England sign treaty over Jerusalem, at end of the Third Crusade
  • 1192-09-21 English King Richard I the Lion hearted, captured by Leopold V, Duke of Austria
  • 1192-10-09 Richard I of England, the Lion Heart, leaves Jerusalem in disguise
  • 1192-12-20 Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna
  • 1194-02-04 100,000 ransom is paid for Richard I, King of England
  • 1194-05-02 King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter
  • 1199-03-25 King Richard I (the Lion Heart) of England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leads to his death on April 6

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