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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Albert of Riga
Albert von Buxthoeven ,
Bishop of Livonia ,
founds the city of Riga .
Otto IV. And Pope Innocent III.  Shake hands in front of the arriving ships of Frederick II
Otto IV. Is from Pope Innocent III. recognized as the Roman-German king .
1201 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 649/650 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1193/94
Buddhist calendar 1744/45 (southern Buddhism); 1743/44 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 64th (65th) cycle

Year of the metal rooster辛酉 ( at the beginning of the year metal monkey 庚申)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 563/564 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 579/580
Islamic calendar 597/598 (turn of the year September 30th / October 1st)
Jewish calendar 4961/62 (August 31 / September 1)
Coptic calendar 917/918
Malayalam calendar 376/377
Seleucid era Babylon: 1511/12 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1512/13 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1239
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1257/58 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

German controversy for the throne

Other events in the Holy Roman Empire

Baltic states

British Islands

  • Llywelyn ab Iorwerth consolidates his rule over the kingdom of Gwynedd and annexes Eifionydd and Llŷn in the north . In July he signs a treaty with King John of England . This document is the oldest written agreement between an English king and a Welsh ruler. Under the terms of the contract, Llywelyn must swear fealty to King John and pay homage to the king. In return, the English king confirms Llywelyn's possessions acquired through conquest.

Byzantine Empire

Fourth Crusade and Holy Land

Boniface of Montferrat is elected leader of the Fourth Crusade.
Historicizing painting by Henri Decaisne, around 1840
Grandmaster's coat of arms Philippes du Plessiez

First documentary mentions





Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1201


Date of death secured

Equestrian statue of Absalon of Lund

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1201

Web links

Commons : 1201  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The earthquake of 1201, Katschberg area