Pope Gregory IX re-excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Frederic II for disobedience and interference in ecclesial affairs
The King of France, Philip IV, with his army at the ready, persuades Pope Clement V in Vienne to condemn the Knights Templars
Superstition spreads through Europe that the alignment of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars in the 40th degree of Aquarius is an omen of the Black Death. Though this plague that scourged Europe and weakened Holy Mother Church's prestige, it opened doors for missionaries and religious to play a merciful role in aiding the sick and the dying.
Death of Saint John Nepocene, Polish martyr and Patron of confessors
Death of the Catholic King of England Henry IV
King Philip of Spain signs the deed for the settlement of Florida, dispatching more missionaries to the new world.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux begins preaching the Second Crusade
Pope Blessed Eugene III grants an annulment to King Louis VII of France and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine
Death of Saint Nicholas Von Flue, Patron Saint of Switzerland
Pope Gregory XIV bans all wagering on papal elections as well as betting on the length of a papal reign or when cardinal would be named and who.
Birth of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
Paris surrenders to King Henry IV of France
Saint Nicholas Von Flue of Switzerland is canonized by Pope Pius XII