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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Louis VIII in London, depiction from La Toison d'or by Guillaume Fillastre, 15th or 16th century
The French Crown Prince Ludwig lands in England with an invading army .
Coronation of King Henry III.  of England, illustration from the 13th century
Henry III. becomes King of England
at the age of nine .
1216 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 664/665 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1208/09
Buddhist calendar 1759/60 (southern Buddhism); 1758/59 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 65th (66th) cycle

Year of the Fire Rat丙子 ( at the beginning of the year wood pig 乙亥)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 578/579 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 594/595
Islamic calendar 612/613 (turn of the year 19/20 April)
Jewish calendar 4976/77 (September 14/15)
Coptic calendar 932/933
Malayalam calendar 391/392
Seleucid era Babylon: 1526/27 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1527/28 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1254
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1272/73 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events



Wales around 1217

In the spring, Llywelyn from Iorwerth , Prince of Gwynedd , calls the Welsh princes to a meeting at Aberdyfi Castle in Ceredigion . At this meeting the remaining parts of Deheubarth are divided among the descendants of Lord Rhys, who died in 1197, according to Welsh law: Maelgwn ap Rhys receives the western part of the empire, Ceredigion south of the River Aeron and Llanmyddyfri . Rhys Gryg received the Cantref Mawr in Ystrad Tywi as well as Cantref Bychan and Cydweli , while the sons of Gruffydd ap Rhys , Owain and Rhys Ieuanc , received Ceredigion north of the Aeron. In return, the descendants of Lord Rhys recognize the supremacy of Llywelyn from Iorwerth. The Aberdyfi Agreement ends the wars of succession in Deheubarth after almost 20 years.


Holy Roman Empire

  • July 1st : King Frederick II promises in Strasbourg during negotiations about the future coronation of the emperor that he will hand over the kingdom of Sicily to his son Heinrich after the coronation and that he will renounce the Sicilian royal dignity himself. He brings his son Heinrich to the northern Alpine part of the empire and gives him the Duchy of Swabia , and later also the rectorate of Burgundy .


Crusader States

Troubled by the armor of Theodoros I Komnenos Dukas in Epirus , the Latin emperor Heinrich marches to Thessaloniki in the spring to carry out a preventive attack against Epirus from there. Before that happens, he dies on June 11th , presumably from poison. Since he left no descendants, the nobles chose his brother-in-law Peter von Courtenay , who immediately set off from France to the east. Theodoros of Epirus conquered Macedonia and Thessaly in the meantime . The Bulgarian Boljar Alexius Slaw becomes his vassal.

middle East

First documentary mentions and city rights

  • Dresden (Slavic: "swamp forest") is mentioned as a city for the first time.
  • Grossaffoltern is first mentioned in a document.


Bull Religiosam vitam



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Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1216

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