On This Day

1146 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII and Eleanor of Aquitaine are present and join the Crusade

Queen of France and England and Duchess of Aquitaine Eleanor of Aquitaine
Queen of France and England and Duchess of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Aug 30 European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time

Deaths in History

  • Sep 14 Imad ad-Din Zengi, governor of Basra, murdered