On This Day

What Happened in 1152

Historical Events

  • Feb 24 English cleric and writer Geoffrey of Monmouth consecrated as Bishop of St Asaph at Lambeth
  • Mar 4 Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 21 In one of the most expensive divorces in history, French King Louis VII is granted an annulment from Eleanor of Aquitaine on the grounds of consanguinity (being from the same kinship as another person)

Famous People Who Died in 1152

  • Feb 15 Konrad III, Roman-German King (1138-1152), dies at about 58
  • May 3 Matilda of Boulogne, Queen of England (b. 1105)