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Historical representation of Florens III.  from 1578
Florens III. becomes
Count of Holland .
Monument to Albrecht the Bear in the Spandau Citadel, Berlin
Albrecht the Bear founds
the Mark Brandenburg .
1157 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 605/606 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1149/50
Buddhist calendar 1700/01 (southern Buddhism); 1699/1700 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 64th (65th) cycle

Year of the Fire Ox丁丑 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Rat 丙子)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 519/520 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 535/536
Islamic calendar 551/552 (February 12/13)
Jewish calendar 4917/18 (September 6-7)
Coptic calendar 873/874
Malayalam calendar 332/333
Seleucid era Babylon: 1467/68 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1468/69 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1195
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1213/14 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world history

Holy Roman Empire


  • August 9th : In negotiations over the throne of Denmark , the three pretenders Sven III agree . , Knut V. and Waldemar I. on a division of the country. At the following banquet in Roskilde, however, Sven tries to get rid of the competition. When blood feast of Roskilde Knut is beheaded. Waldemar escapes the bloodbath, however, and defeats Sven on October 23 in the battle of the Grathe Hede . The latter is killed while trying to escape, so that Waldemar becomes the undisputed ruler in Denmark.
  • In the fight between the two half-brothers Inge Krogrygg and Øystein Haraldsson for the throne of Norway , Øystein's troops refuse to go into battle because of insufficient pay. Øystein is killed on the run on August 21st . Inge Krogrygg is the sole ruler of Norway . The followers of Øystein rally around Håkon , the illegitimate son of Sigurd Munn , another brother, who was also killed by Inge in 1155 .

British Islands

Iberian Peninsula

First documentary mentions



Date of birth saved

Richard I. (from a 12th century manuscript)

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1157


Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

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