1204 in history

1204 events chronologically

Mar 8 The Siege of Château Gaillard ends in a French victory over King John of England, who loses control of Normandy to King Philip II Augustus
Apr 12 The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day
Apr 13 Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire
May 16 Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire

Born in 1204

Apr 14 Henry I of Castile king of Castile. He was the son of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile
Oct 21 Robert de Beaumont 4th Earl of Leicester an English nobleman, the last of the Beaumont earls of Leicester. He is sometimes known as Robert FitzPernel
Dec 30 Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi the first Ra’îs of Manûrqa.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1204

Jan 1 Haakon III of Norway King of Norway from 1202 to 1204.
Feb 8 Alexios IV Angelos Byzantine Emperor from August 1203 to January 1204. He was the son of Emperor Isaac II Angelus and his first wife Irene. His paternal uncle was Emperor Alexius III Angelus
Apr 1 Eleanor of Aquitaine one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in western Europe during the High Middle Ages and a member of the Ramnulfid dynasty of rulers in southwestern France. She became Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right while she was still a child, then later Queen consort of France and of England. She was the patron of literary figures such as Wace, Benoît de Sainte-Maure, and Bernart de Ventadorn
Aug 11 Guttorm of Norway the King of Norway from January to August 1204, during the Norwegian civil war era. As a grandson of King Sverre, he was proclaimed king by the Birkebeiner party when he was just four years old. Although obviously not in control of the events surrounding him, Guttorm's accession to the throne under the effective regency of Haakon the Crazy led to renewed conflict between the Birkebeiner and the Bagler parties, the latter supported militarily by Valdemar II of Denmark
Aug 14 Minamoto no Yoriie the second shogun of Japan's Kamakura shogunate, and the first son of first shogun Yoritomo.
Nov 30 Emeric King of Hungary King of Hungary and Croatia between 1196 and 1204. His father, Béla III of Hungary, had him crowned king in 1184, and appointed him to rule Croatia and Dalmatia around 1195. Emeric mounted the throne after the death of his father. He spent the first years of his reign fighting against his rebellious brother, Andrew, who forced Emeric to grant him Croatia and Dalmatia as an appanage
Dec 12 Maimonides a preeminent medieval Spanish, Sephardic Jewish philosopher, astronomer and one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars and physicians of the Middle Ages. He was born in Córdoba , Almoravid Empire on Passover Eve, 1135 or 1138, and died in Egypt on December 12, 1204. Location of his death is possibly Tiberias, where his son and his tomb are set. There are several indications to the authenticity of the location, and traditions about the occasion of his death in Tiberias. He was a rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Morocco and Egypt