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On this day in history - Richard the Lionheart was captured by Leopold V of Austria

20 December 2011

On this day in history - Richard the Lionheart was captured by Leopold V of Austria

Richard the Lionheart was captured on his way home from Crusade by King Leopold V of Austria on 20 December 1192.

Richard the Lionheart was captured and imprisoned by Leopold V of Austria on 20 December 1192. The English king was held hostage until February 1194 and part of his ransom money was used to create the Austrian town Wiener Neusdadt.


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