1176 in history

1176 events chronologically

May 22 The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo
May 29 Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I
Sep 17 The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuk Turks

Died in 1176

Apr 18 Galdino della Sala a Christian saint from Milan in northern Italy. He was a staunch supporter both of Pope Alexander III, and of Milan and its neighbours in Lombardy, in their joint and parallel struggles against the Antipope Victor IV, supported by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa. He is remembered also for his charity in Milan to the poor and to those imprisoned for debt
Apr 20 Richard de Clare 2nd Earl of Pembroke Lord of Leinster, Justiciar of Ireland. Like his father, he was also commonly known by his nickname Strongbow. He was a Cambro-Norman lord notable for his leading role in the Norman invasion of Ireland
May 13 Matthias I Duke of Lorraine the duke of Lorraine from 1138 to his death as the eldest son and successor of Simon I and Adelaide. Like his forefathers going back to Thierry II and even to Adalbert, he was a stern supporter of the king of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor. He married Judith , daughter of Frederick II, Duke of Swabia, and therefore niece of the Hohenstaufen king Conrad III and sister of Frederick Barbarossa, future emperor
Aug 23 Emperor Rokujō the 79th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1165 through 1168
Oct 12 William d'Aubigny 1st Earl of Arundel an English nobleman. He was the son of William d'Aubigny "Pincerna" of Old Buckenham Castle in Norfolk, and Maud Bigod, daughter of Roger Bigod of Norfolk