On This Day

What Happened in 1147

Historical Events

  • Mar 26 Jewish community in Cologne fasts to commemorate anti-Jewish violence
  • Oct 25 King Afonso I of Portugal occupiers Lisbon
  • Oct 25 Seljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum

Famous People Born in 1147

  • May 9 Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese founder of bakufu and 1st shogun, born in Atsuta (d. 1199)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 6 Frederick II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1090)
  • Oct 31 Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)