On This Day

What Happened in 1146

Historical Events in 1146

  • Mar 31 Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at V├ęzelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII and Eleanor of Aquitaine are present and join the Crusade
  • Aug 30 European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time

Famous People Who Died in 1146

  • Sep 14 Imad ad-Din Zengi, governor of Basra, murdered