On This Day

What Happened in 1138

Historical Events in 1138

  • Mar 7 Conrad II von Hohenstaufen re-elected German king
  • May 29 Anti-Pope Victor IV (Gregorio) submits himself to Pope Innocentius II
  • Aug 22 English defeat the Scottish at Cowton Moor, Yorkshire. Banners of various saints carried into battle - led to the name Battle of the Standard
  • Oct 11 Earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000

Famous People Who Died in 1138

  • Jan 25 Anacletus II, [Pietro Pierleone], Jewish anti-pope (1130-38), dies
  • Oct 28 Boleslaw III Wrymouth, [scheefmond], Duke of Poland, dies at 52