On This Day

What Happened in 1144

Historical Events

  • Mar 12 Gherardo Caccianemici elected Pope Lucius II, succeeding Callistus II
  • Jun 11 Basilica of St Denis is dedicated near Paris, the first fully Gothic church

Famous People Who Died in 1144

  • Mar 8 Celestine II [Guido], Italian Pope (1143-44), dies in battle
  • May 24 Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies
  • Jun 14 Aboe 'l-Kasim Mahmoed ibn Omar al-Zapowersjari, theologist, dies at 69