On This Day

What Happened in 1141

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 Battle of Lincoln: King Stephen captured by forces loyal to Empress Matilda and commanded by Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester
  • Sep 8 -9] Battle of Samarkand: Yelutashi defeats Islams

Famous People Born in 1141

  • Apr 23 King Malcolm IV of Scotland, nicknamed Virgo "the Maiden" King of Scots (1141 April-May), born in Scotland (d. 1165)

Famous People Who Died in 1141

  • Feb 11 Hugo of St-Victor, philosopher/theologist/mystic, dies
  • Feb 13 Béla II of Hungary (b. 1110)
  • Oct 18 Margrave Leopold IV of Austria
  • Dec 29 Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed