1100–1199 (A.D.) World History
Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
- Construction of Cathedral at Chartres, France.
- Second Crusade begins.
- c. 1150
- Angkor Wat is completed.
- Universities of Paris and Oxford founded in France and England.
- Thomas á Becket named Archbishop of Canterbury, murdered by Henry II's men (1170). Troubadours (wandering minstrels) glorify romantic concepts of feudalism.
- Ibn-Rushd begins translating Aristotle's works.
- Richard I (“the Lionhearted”) succeeds Henry II in England, killed in France (1199), succeeded by King John. Third Crusade.
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