1180 in history

1180 events chronologically

Jun 23 First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan
Sep 14 Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan
Sep 18 Philip Augustus becomes king of France
Sep 24 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline
Nov 18 Phillip II becomes king of France

Born in 1180

Aug 6 Emperor Go-Toba the 82nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1183 through 1198

Died in 1180

Jan 23 Eberhard I Count of Berg-Altena Berg, count of Altena , son of Adolf IV, Count of Berg and Altena.
Mar 30 Al-Mustadi the Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad from 1170 to 1180. Like his predecessor, he continued to occupy a more or less independent position, with a vizier and courtly surroundings, and supported by only a small force sufficient for an occasional local campaign. During his reign Saladin ended the Fatimid caliphate, became the sultan of Egypt and declared his allegiance to the Abbasids. The famous chronicler Ibn Abu-al-Faraj ibn Al-Jawzi wrote that he reduced the taxes, was very fair with his subjects and built many mosques, schools and ribats
Jun 27 Turan-Shah a Kurdish ruler, the Ayyubid prince of Yemen , Baalbek , Damascus and finally Alexandria where he died in 1180. He is noted for strengthening the position of his younger brother, Saladin, in Egypt and playing the leading role in the Ayyubid conquests of both Nubia and Yemen. Like many of the Ayyubids, little is known of his early life before his arrival in Egypt
Sep 18 Louis VII of France a Capetian King of the Franks from 1137 until his death. He was the son and successor of Louis VI and he married Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in western Europe. Eleanor brought the vast Duchy of Aquitaine as a dowry to Louis, thus temporarily extending the Capetian lands to the Pyrenees, but their marriage was annulled in 1152 as no male heir could be produced
Sep 24 Manuel I Komnenos a Byzantine Emperor of the 12th century who reigned over a crucial turning point in the history of Byzantium and the Mediterranean.
Oct 25 John of Salisbury an English author, educationalist, diplomat and bishop of Chartres, and was born at Salisbury.
Nov 14 Lorcán Ua Tuathail Archbishop of Dublin at the time of the Norman invasion of Ireland. He played a prominent role in the Irish Church Reform Movement of the 12th century and mediated between the parties during and after the invasion. He was canonised in 1225 by Pope Honorius III