On This Day

1152 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 24 English cleric and writer Geoffrey of Monmouth consecrated as Bishop of St Asaph at Lambeth

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 4 Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa

Weddings in History


The Most Expensive Divorce in HistoryThe Most Expensive Divorce in History

May 18 Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henri of Anjou, handing the future King Henry II of England most of France, allowing future kings of England to claim France for centuries thereafter

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An artist's impression of what Eleanor could have looked like
An artist's impression of what Eleanor could have looked like
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Divorces in History


The Most Expensive Divorce in HistoryThe Most Expensive Divorce in History

Mar 21 In one of the most expensive divorces in history, French King Louis VII is granted an annulment from Eleanor of Aquitaine on the grounds of consanguinity (being from the same kinship as another person)

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An artist's impression of what Eleanor could have looked like
An artist's impression of what Eleanor could have looked like
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Deaths in History

  • Feb 15 Konrad III, Roman-German King (1138-1152), dies at about 58
  • May 3 Matilda of Boulogne, Queen of England (b. 1105)