May 1218 in history

May 1218 events chronologically

May 24 The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt

Born in May 1218

May 1 Rudolf I of Germany King of the Romans from 1273 until his death. Rudolf was the first of the count-kings, so-called by the historian Bernd Schneidmüller
May 1 John I Count of Hainaut the count of Hainaut from 1246 to his death. Born in Houffalize, he was the eldest son of Margaret II of Flanders by her first husband, Bouchard IV of Avesnes. As the marriage of Margaret and Bouchard was papally dissolved, he was considered illegitimate

Died in May 1218

May 19 Otto IV Holy Roman Emperor one of two rival kings of Germany from 1198 on, sole king from 1208 on, and Holy Roman Emperor from 1209 until he was forced to abdicate in 1215. The only German king of the Welf dynasty, he incurred the wrath of Pope Innocent III and was excommunicated in 1210