On This Day

1143 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 3 Cardinal Guido elected Pope Coelestinus II
  • Oct 5 King Alfonso VII of Leon recognises Portugal as a Kingdom

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 31 Emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 8 John II Komnenos, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (1118-43), dies in an accident at 55
  • Sep 24 Innocent II, [Gregorio de' Papareschi], Italian Pope (1130-43), dies
  • Sep 24 Agnes of Germany, daughter of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1072)
  • Nov 13 King Fulk of Jerusalem (1131-1143), dies in a hunting accident