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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 11th century12th century13th century
Decades: 1120s  1130s  1140s  – 1150s –  1160s  1170s  1180s
Years: 1154 1155 115611571158 1159 1160



  • May 15—Yury Dolgoruky, Russian prince (b. c. 1099)
  • August 21—King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1105)
  • Agnes of Babenberg, daughter of Leopold III of Austria (b. 1111)
  • Eystein II of Norway, king of Norway, (b. c. 1125)
  • Sweyn III of Denmark, king of Denmark (b. c. 1125)


  • June 11 Albert I of Brandenburg, also called, The Bear (Ger: Albrecht der Bär), became the founder of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, Germany and the first Margrave
  • 23 October—Battle of Grathe Heath. A civil war in Denmark ended with the death of king Sweyn III. Valdemar I became king of all Denmark and restored and rebuild the country.
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