Monday, July 8, 2013

History Trivia - city of Paris, France founded by a tribe of Celtic fishermen

July 8

49 BC, the city of Paris, France was founded by the Parisii, a Celtic tribe of fishermen.

810 Pepin, son of Charlemagne, King of Italy, died.

975 Edgar, considered the first King of a united England, reigning over Mercia, Northumbria and Wessex, died.

1099 First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers marched in a religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders watched. The Crusaders were ultimately victorious in taking the city.

1249 Alexander II, King of Scotland died.

No comments:

Post a Comment