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Events in 1198
|8 January:|| ||Celestine III, born Giacinto Bobone, pope since 1191, dies in Rome around age 90; on the same day the College of Cardinals elects Lothar of Segni as pope Innocent III.|
|29 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|1 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|17 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|7 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 594 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|6 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|19 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|13 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|10 December:|| ||Averroes, Andalusian Muslim polymath, considered a founding father of secular thought in western Europe and one of the spiritual fathers of Europe, dies in Marrakech, Morocco at age 71 or 72.|
People in 1198
Innocent III, Richard the Lionheart, Genghis Khan and Frederick II celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1198 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1103, 1114, 1125, 1131, 1142, 1153, 1159, 1170, 1181 and 1187 in the century before it and 1209, 1215, 1226, 1237, 1243, 1254, 1265, 1271, 1282 and 1293 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1198 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 18 June 2018.