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The only documentary mention of Walther
Walther von der Vogelweide is mentioned once in a document.
1203 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 651/652 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1195/96
Buddhist calendar 1746/47 (southern Buddhism); 1745/46 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 64th (65th) cycle

Year of the Water Pig癸亥 ( at the beginning of the year Water Dog 壬戌)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 565/566 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 581/582
Islamic calendar 599/600 (New Year 9/10 September)
Jewish calendar 4963/64 (September 7/8)
Coptic calendar 919/920
Malayalam calendar 378/379
Seleucid era Babylon: 1513/14 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1514/15 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1241
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1259/60 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Fourth crusade

Medieval map of Constantinople
The crusaders reach Constantinople , miniature around 1330
  • June 24th : The crusaders go ashore on the Bosporus . In the end, unsuccessful negotiations with Emperor Alexios III begin .
  • July 17th : After the first attack on Constantinople, Emperor Alexios III flees . by night from the city to Thrace. The resistance quickly collapses.
  • July 18 : Isaac II is taken out of the dungeon and put back on the throne
  • August 1st : Alexios IV is appointed co-emperor in the Byzantine Empire by his father Isaac II . He takes over the de facto rule under pressure from the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade who are staying in Constantinople . His father was imprisoned for eight years and was blinded after the coup d'état of his brother Alexios III. handicapped.
  • Since the new emperor is unable to keep the promises made of rich rewards, there are increasing attacks by crusaders on merchants and the population.

Holy Roman Empire

France / England

Innocent III.
Fresco in the Benedictine monastery of Subiaco, Lazio , around 1219


Family tree of the Minamoto clan

First documentary mentions



  • In a manuscript by Stephen Langton , chapter numbering of the Bible appears in a modern form.


Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1203


Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

Commons : 1203  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files