On This Day

What Happened in 1154

Historical Events

  • Apr 23 Damascus surrenders to Sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo
  • Dec 4 Adrian IV elected Pope. The only Englishman to become pontiff, Nicholas Breakspear was a member of the family which until recent years brewed beer in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

Famous People Born in 1154

  • Nov 11 Sancho I, King of Portugal (1185-1212), born in Coimbra, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1212)

Famous People Who Died in 1154

  • Feb 20 Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett
  • Feb 26 Rogier II Guiscard, King of Sicily (1101-54), dies at 60
  • Oct 25 Stefanus van Blois, king of England (1135-54), dies
  • Nov 18 Adélaide de Maurienne, wife of Louis VI of France (b. 1092)
  • Dec 3 Anastasius IV, Pope (1153-54), dies