Centuries: 11th century - 12th century - 13th century
Decades: 1140s 1150s 1160s 1170s 1180s - 1190s - 1200s 1210s 1220s 1230s 1240s
Years: 1194 1195 1196 1197 1198 - 1199 - 1200 1201 1202 1203 1204
John Lackland, becomes King of England
6 April - Richard I of England, from a crossbow during a minor siege in France
Minamoto no Yoritomo, founder and first shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate of Japan
Heads of states
England - Richard I the Lionheart, King of England (reigned 1189 - 1199).
England - John Lackland, King of England (reigned 1199 - 1216).
France - Philippe II, Auguste King of France (reigned from 1180 to 1223)