August 1173 in history

August 1173 events chronologically

Aug 9 Construction of the campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) begins; it will take two centuries to complete

Born in August 1173

Aug 9 Najm ad-Din Ayyub a Kurdish soldier and politician from Dvin, and the father of Saladin. He is eponymous ancestor of the Ayyubid dynasty

Died in August 1173

Aug 13 Nerses IV the Gracious Catholicos of Armenia from 1166 to 1173. A more precise translation of his epithet Shnorhali is "filled with Grace". He received the appellation Shnorhali from his contemporaries because of the very irenic quality of his writing