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Heads of State

Year of the Earth Ox己丑(at the beginning of Earth Rat戊子)

Syria: 1420/21 ( the year in October )

Events

Politics and World Affairs

  • The Almoravids conquer Talavera in the West Toledo after one month's siege.
  • The Almoravids under Yusuf ibn Ali unsuccessfully besieging Madrid.
  • First mention of Gummersbach, Lindlar, Schwadorf and subgroup Bach.

Born

  • JULY 25: Alfonso I, the first king of Portugal ( † 1185 )
  • Helen of Serbia, Queen of Hungary ( † 1146 )
  • To 1109: William d' Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, English nobleman († 1176 )

Died

  • JANUARY 26: Alberic of Citeaux, Benedictine abbot in Citeaux (c. 1050)
  • APRIL 21: Anselm of Canterbury, Benedictine abbot of the Abbey of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, philosopher and doctor of the Church (* 1033 )
  • APRIL 14: Fulk IV, Count of Anjou (* 1043 )
  • April 28: Hugh of Cluny, Benedictine abbot at Cluny (* 1024)
  • May 12: Domingo García, Spanish hermit and patron of James pilgrimage in the Rioja
  • Wilhelm Jordan, Count of Cerdanya, participants of the 1st Crusade and Regent in the County of Tripoli
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