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r.1189 - 1199Reigned as King of England: 1189 1199
1157King Richard the Lionheart was born on September 8, 1157 at Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England. He was the son of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He had three brothers - Henry the Young King (11551183), Geoffrey, Duke of Brittany (11581186) and John (11671216)
And three sisters Matilda, Duchess of Saxony (11561189), Leonora of England (11611214) and Joan Plantagenet (11651199)
1168Richard was invested with the duchy of Aquitaine
1172Richard was invested with the duchy of Poitiers
1179Richard took mighty fortress town of Taillebourg in just two weeks due to his skills in siege warfare
1179Richard argued with his brothers and joined his father King Henry II to subdue Henry the Young King, Geoffrey and the barons
1183June: Henry the Young King died of dysentery and Richard became heir to the throne of England
1186July: Geoffrey, son of Henry II dies in a tournament
1187The capture of Jerusalem by Saladin, the sultan of Egypt
1187November: Richard takes the Cross as did King Philip Augustus of France and the German emperor, Frederick Barbarossa
1189King Henry II dies on 6 July 1189 at the Chateau Chinon. King Henry II was buried Fontevraud Abbey. Richard visits the tomb 
1189Queen Eleanor was freed from prison and was to reign until Richard arrived from France
11893rd of September: Richard was crowned in Westminster Abbey
118911th of December Richard began planning his Crusade by selling mansions and castles - he reputedly said "If I could have found a buyer I would have sold London itself."
1190Richard appoints Hugh, Bishop of Durham, and William de Mandeville, 3rd Earl of Essex, as regents. William de Mandeville dies and is replaced by Richard's chancellor William Longchamp.
11904th of July: Richard embarks on the Third Crusade first stopping at Sicily
1190Richard's brother John, furious at his brother's choice of regents starts to plot against Richard
1191May 6: Richard sails to Cyprus
1191May 12: Married Queen Berengaria of Navarre (1170 1230) first-born daughter of King Sancho VI of Navarre at Limassol. They had no children
1191June 1: Richard gains control of Cypress
1191Jun 6 Richard arrived at Tyre and attacked Acre
1191July 11: Richard gains control of Tyre
1191July: Richard recovers the city of Acre from the Saracens
1191 - 1192King Richard remained for longer in the Holy Land than the other leaders. His campaigns against Saladin during this time gained for him the title of "Lion-hearted". But could not capture Jerusalem
1192September 2: King Richard and Saladin finally concluded a truce by the terms of which Christians were permitted to visit Jerusalem without paying tribute, that they should have free access to the holy places
1192King Richard on his return from the Holy Land was shipwrecked off the coast of the Adriatic
1192December - The Ransom of King Richard: Travelling through Austria in disguise, he was captured by the duke of Austria, whom he had offended at the siege of Acre. The king regained his liberty only by paying a ransom equivalent to more than twice the annual revenues of England.
1194February 4, 1194 The ransom was paid and Richard was finally released
1194During his absence, John had come close to seizing the throne but Richard forgave him, and even named him as his heir
1199Date when King Richard the Lionheart died: April 6, 1199 at Chalus, in Limousin and was buried at Fontevraud Abbey

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