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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.

Events

By area

Africa

  • 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.

Asia

  • Emperor Konoe succeeds Emperor Sutoku on the throne of Japan.

Europe

  • Henry the Lion becomes Duke of Saxony.
  • The Empress Maud grants Oakley, Buckinghamshire Church, with its chapels of Brill, Boarstall and Addingrove, to the monks of St. Frideswide's Priory, in Oxford.


Births

  • Farid od-Din Mohammad ebn Ebrahim 'Attar, Persian mystical poet (d. 1220)
  • Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1192)

Deaths

  • 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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