1181 in history

Died in 1181

Jan 30 Emperor Takakura the 80th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1168 through 1180
Mar 17 Henry I Count of Champagne count of Champagne from 1152 to 1181. He was the eldest son of Count Thibaut II of Champagne and his wife, Matilda of Carinthia
Mar 20 Taira no Kiyomori a military leader of the late Heian period of Japan. He established the first samurai-dominated administrative government in the history of Japan
Apr 5 Ramon Berenguer III Count of Provence the count of Cerdanya and count of Provence.
Jun 30 Hugh de Kevelioc 5th Earl of Chester the son of Ranulf de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester and Maud of Gloucester, daughter of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester.
Aug 30 Pope Alexander III Pope from 7 September 1159 to his death in 1181. He laid the foundation stone for the famous Notre-Dame de Paris
Oct 4 Herman Duke of Carinthia II of Sponheim , a scion of the Rhenish House of Sponheim, ruled the Duchy of Carinthia from 1161 to his death.