1177 in history

1177 events chronologically

Feb 11 John de Courcy's army defeats the native Dunleavey Clan in Ulster. The English establish themselves in Ulster
Nov 25 Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Châtillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard

Born in 1177

Dec 22 Emperor Antoku the 81st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1180 through 1185. During this time, the imperial family was involved in a bitter struggle between warring clans. Yoritomo, with his cousin Yoshinaka, led a force from the Minamoto clan against the Taira, who controlled the emperor. During the sea battle of Dan-no-ura in March 1185, a member of the royal household took Antoku and plunged with him into the water in the Shimonoseki Straits, drowning the child emperor rather than allowing him to be captured by the opposing forces. The conflict between the clans led to numerous legends and tales. Antoku's tomb is said to be located in a number of places around western Japan, including the island of Iwo Jima, a result of the spreading of legends about the emperor and the battle

Died in 1177

Jan 13 Henry II Duke of Austria the Count Palatine of the Rhine from 1140 to 1141, the Margrave of Austria from 1141 to 1156, the Duke of Bavaria from 1141 to 1156 as Henry XI, and the Duke of Austria from 1156 to 1177. He was a member of the House of Babenberg
Oct 18 Oldřich of Olomouc Duke in Hradec Králové from 1152 till 1153 and between 1173–1177 ruled in Olomouc Appanage, one of three ducal regions in Moravia, then part of the Duchy of Bohemia.