Events in History in 1139

  • Jan 25 Godfried II the Young becomes Duke of Brabant

Event of Interest

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