On This Day

Historical Events in 1139

  • Jan 25 Godfried II the Young becomes Duke of Brabant
  • Apr 8 Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated
  • Apr 20 2nd Lateran Council (10th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • Jun 25 Battle of Ourique: Afonso Henriques (later Afonso I of Portugal) defeats Moors
  • Jul 25 Count Alfonso I of Portugal proclaimed King