Son of Henry II and King of England 1189-99, Richard I was known as a very powerful king, a chivalrous knight, and a fearless warrior. He was called Coeur de Lion or Richard the Lionheart.
Bad weather drove him ashore near Venice and he was imprisoned by Duke Leopold of Austria before being handed over to the German emperor Henry VI, who ransomed him for the huge sum of 150,000 marks. Once released Richard returned to England and was crowned for a second time. Yet a month later he went to Normandy, never to return. While besieging the castle of Châlus in central France he was fatally wounded and died on 6 April 1199.
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