On This Day

What Happened in 1109

Historical Events

  • Jul 12 Crusaders capture Syria's harbor city of Tripoli

Famous People Born in 1109

  • Jul 25 Afonso I the Conqueror, King of Portugal (1143-85), born in Guimarães, Portugal (d. 1185)

Famous People Who Died in 1109

  • Jan 26 Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies
  • Apr 21 Anselm, Italian philosopher, theologian and Archbishop of Canterbury, dies (b c. 1033)
  • Apr 28 Saint Hugh of Cluny, 6th abbot of Cluny, dies at 84
  • Jul 1 Alfonso VI, King of Castile and Leon (conquered Toledo) (b. c. 1040)