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Petrus de Ebulo, self-portrayal in Liber ad honorem Augusti
The imperial coronation of Henry VI.  in Liber ad honorem Augusti
1196 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 644/645 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1188/89
Buddhist calendar 1739/40 (southern Buddhism); 1738/39 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 64th (65th) cycle

Year of the fire dragon丙辰 ( at the beginning of the year wood bunny 乙卯)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 558/559 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 574/575
Islamic calendar 592/593 (turn of the year 23/24 November)
Jewish calendar 4956/57 (August 25-26)
Coptic calendar 912/913
Malayalam calendar 371/372
Seleucid era Babylon: 1506/07 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1507/08 (New Year October)

Spanish era 1234
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1252/53 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire

  • March / April: Emperor Heinrich VI. announces his inheritance plan . With this plan Heinrich tries to abolish the royal suffrage of the imperial princes and to introduce a hereditary monarchy based on the example of France. According to the chroniclers, Heinrich wins the majority of the German princes for his plan at the Reichstag in Würzburg at the end of March / beginning of April - but only with a compensation deal: In return for renouncing the right to vote, the emperor promises the secular princes the inheritance of their imperial fiefs in male like granting female line. In the event that their main line should die out, they are also given the right to name a successor. He promises the clergy princes the renunciation of the spoilage right , i.e. the right of the crown to be able to dispose of the corresponding income from the respective property after the death of a prelate during the vacancy of the clergy.
  • Christmas: Friedrich II. , The two-year-old son of Emperor Heinrich VI. , is elected Roman-German King in Frankfurt on the initiative of his father . With this election, Heinrich wants to have his succession settled before he embarks on his crusade . At this time Friedrich was at the court of Foligno in the Duchy of Spoleto , where he spent the first years of his life. In order for the imperial princes to agree to this succession plan, Heinrich renounces his inheritance plan.


Southeast Europe

Emmerich's coat of arms

Iberian Peninsula

First documentary mentions

science and technology

The poet, accompanied by Chancellor Konrad von Querfurt , presents Emperor Heinrich VI. the work , dedication image in Liber ad honorem Augusti





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