53 Roman Emperor Trajan was born.
96 Marcus Nerva
was proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian was assassinated.
the Great decisively defeated Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis,
establishing Constantine's sole control over the Roman Empire.
Augustus became king of France. Philip was one of the most successful medieval
French monarchs in expanding the royal demesne and the influence of the
monarchy. He broke up the great Angevin Empire (an area stretching from the
Pyrenees to Ireland ruled by the Angevin Plantagenet dynasty during the 12th
and early 13th centuries) and defeated a coalition of his rivals (German,
Flemish and English) at the Battle of Bouvines in 1214.