On This Day

What Happened in 1140

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy
  • Jul 2 Hartbert becomes bishop of Utrecht

Famous People Born in 1140

  • May 28 Xin Qiji, Chinese poet and military leader, born in Jinan, China (d. 1207)

Famous People Who Died in 1140

  • Feb 6 Thurstan, archbishop of York, dies