Year 1139 in History

Events in History

  • 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 22 Pope Innocent II is ambushed and taken captive by the forces of Roger II of Sicily at Galluccio while trying to invade the Kingdom of Sicily
  • Jul 25 Count Alfonso I of Portugal proclaimed King

Historical Figures Born in 1139

  • Jun 16 Emperor Konoe of Japan (d. 1155)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1139

  • Jan 13 Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076)
  • Jan 25 Godfried I, with the Beard, duke of Brabant/earl of Leuven, dies
  • Feb 18 Prince Yaropolk II of Kiev (b. 1082)
  • Jun 23 Andries van Kuik, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • Jul 16 Walram II, duke of Limburg/Neth-Lutherans, dies

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