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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 11th century12th century13th century
Decades: 1110s  1120s  1130s  – 1140s –  1150s  1160s  1170s
Years: 1139 1140 114111421143 1144 1145

Year 1142 (MCXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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  • When it was unable to feed its population during a famine, the emir of the great commercial center of Mahdia has to recognize the de facto protectorate of Roger II of Sicily.
  • Failed Norman raid against the city of Tripoli.





  • January 27 – Yue Fei, Chinese military leader (b. 1103)
  • April 21 – Pierre Abélard, French scholastic philosopher (b. 1079)
  • Orderic Vitalis, English chronicler (b. 1075)

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