On This Day

What Happened in 1142

Historical Events in 1142

  • Jan 27 Wrongful execution of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei
  • Aug 31 Possible date for establishment of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) League - with the aid of Hiawatha and Deganawidah

Famous People Who Died in 1142

  • Apr 21 Pierre AbĂ©lard, French writer (b. 1079)
  • Jun 13 Godfried II, duke of Brabant/Neth-Lotharingen, dies
  • Jun 25 Gulielmus of Vercelli, Italian hermit/monastery founder/saint, dies