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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Henry VI sarcophagus  in the cathedral of Palermo
Emperor Heinrich VI.
preparing for a crusade .
Handover of the heir to the throne, later Frederick II, by Constance of Sicily to the Duchess of Spoleto
Empress Konstanze takes over the reign of the two-year-old son Friedrich .
1197 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 645/646 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1189/90
Buddhist calendar 1740/41 (southern Buddhism); 1739/40 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 64th (65th) cycle

Year of the Fire Snake丁巳 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Dragon 丙辰)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 559/560 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 575/576
Islamic calendar 593/594 (turn of the year November 12th / 13th)
Jewish calendar 4957/58 (September 14-15)
Coptic calendar 913/914
Malayalam calendar 372/373
Seleucid era Babylon: 1507/08 (New Year April)

Syria: 1508/09 (New Year October)

Spanish era 1235
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1253/54 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Kingdom of Sicily / German controversy for the throne

Other events in the Holy Roman Empire

  • June 23 : Vladislav Heinrich succeeds his cousin Heinrich Břetislav III , who died on June 15 . elected Duke of Bohemia by the Bohemian nobility . In December his brother Ottokar I , who also claims the title of duke, invades Bohemia. In order to prevent the rise of political instability through constant power disputes within the Přemyslid family , Vladislav renounced the title and all associated privileges and inheritance claims in favor of his brother. After negotiations, on December 6th he was made the first Margrave of Moravia .


British Islands


Iberian Peninsula

Seal of Peter II of Aragon

Eastern Europe

The Bulgarian Empire under Kaloyan


First documentary mentions


  • Between 1140 and 1197 there are 215 mints in Germany.


Religion and culture

Papacy and church hierarchy


Foundations of monasteries


  • The floods of March 1197 destroyed the bridges in the city of Paris .
  • A fire destroys almost the entire city of Münster in Westphalia.
  • Regional famine in Aquitaine



Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1197

Web links

Commons : 1197  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files