1201 in history

1201 events chronologically

Jul 31 Attempted usurpation of John Komnenos the Fat

Born in 1201

Feb 17 Nasir al-Din al-Tusi a Persian polymath and prolific writer: An architect, astronomer, biologist, chemist, mathematician, philosopher, physician, physicist, scientist, theologian and Marja Taqleed. He was of the Ismaili-, and subsequently Twelver Shī‘ah Islamic belief. The Muslim scholar Ibn Khaldun considered Tusi to be the greatest of the later Persian scholars
May 30 Theobald I of Navarre Count of Champagne from birth and King of Navarre from 1234. He was famous as a trouvère and Crusader, and was the first Frenchman to rule Navarre
Jul 25 Gruffydd ap Rhys II a prince of Deheubarth in south-west Wales.
Aug 9 Arnold Fitz Thedmar a London chronicler and merchant; he was born in London.
Sep 5 Alix Duchess of Brittany hereditary Duchess of Brittany and 5th Countess of Richmond from 1203 to her death.
Oct 9 Robert de Sorbon a French theologian, the chaplain of Louis IX of France, and founder of the Sorbonne college in Paris.

Died in 1201

Mar 21 Absalon a Danish archbishop and statesman, who was the Bishop of Roskilde from 1158 to 1192 and Archbishop of Lund from 1178 until his death. He was the foremost politician and churchfather of Denmark in the second half of the 12th century, and was the closest advisor of King Valdemar I of Denmark. He was a key figure in the Danish policies of territorial expansion in the Baltic Sea, Europeanization in close relationship with the Holy See, and reform in the relation between the Church and the public. He combined the ideals of Gregorian Reform ideals with loyal support of a strong monarchical power
Mar 22 Jarosław Duke of Opole a Duke Opole from 1173 and Bishop of Wrocław from 1198 until his death.
May 24 Theobald III Count of Champagne Count of Champagne from 1197 to his death. He was the younger son of Henry I, Count of Champagne and Marie, a daughter of Louis VII of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He succeeded as Count of Champagne in 1197 upon the death of his older brother Henry II
Sep 5 Constance Duchess of Brittany Duchess of Brittany and Countess of Richmond between 1166 and 1201. Constance was the only surviving child of Duke Conan IV by his wife, Margaret of Huntingdon, a sister of the Scottish kings Malcolm IV and William I
Dec 8 Bolesław I the Tall a Duke of Wroclaw from 1163 until his death in 1201.