What Happened in 1123

Historical Events

  • Mar 18 First Council of the Lateran (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome, agreements of the Concordat of Worms ratified

Famous People Born in 1123

  • Mar 29 Shizong of Jin [Wulu], Chinese Emperor and the 5th Emperor of the Jurchen-led Jin dynasty (1161-89), (d. 1189)

Famous People Who Died in 1123

  • Aug 29 Eystein I, King of Norway (1103-23) portrayed as the "peace king" who ruled alongside his brothers Sigurd the Crusader and Olaf Magnusson, dies of an illness at around 34 or 35
  • Dec 4 Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician (cubic equations), astronomer (Jalali calendar, basis of the Persian calendar), poet (quatrains) and philosopher, dies at 83