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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1170s  1180s  1190s  – 1200s –  1210s  1220s  1230s
Years: 1205 1206 120712081209 1210 1211

1208 (MCCVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13th century.


  • January 31 – Inferior Swedish forces defeats the invading danes in Battle of Lena.
  • June 21 – Philip of Swabia King of Germany and rival Holy Roman Emperor to Otto IV, assassinated in Bamberg by German Count Otto of Wittelsbach because Philip had refused to give him his daughter in marriage.
  • With the help of the newly converted local tribes of Livs and Letts, the crusaders initiated raids into part of what is present-day Estonia and Estonian ancient fight for independence began (lasted until 1227).



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