Calendar overview 1143
|Manuel I. Komnenos becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire .|
|1143 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||591/592 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1686/87 (southern Buddhism); 1685/86 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||63rd (64th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||505/506 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||521/522 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||537/538 (July 15-16)|
|Jewish calendar||4903/04 (September 10-11)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1453/54 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1454/55 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1199/1200 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- October 5 : In the Treaty of Zamora , King Alfonso VII of Castile and León recognizes the independence of Portugal under his cousin Alfonso I , who is no longer subject to his suzerainty .
Kingdom of England
Holy Roman Empire
- Heinrich II. Jasomirgott from the Babenberg family , Count Palatine of the Rhine and Margrave of Austria , becomes Duke of Baiern .
- Ludwig I becomes Count of Württemberg . He is the first of the Wuerttemberg family to be reliably referred to in a document as the Count .
- November 13th : After the death of his father Fulko , the minor Balduin III. King of Jerusalem . His mother Melisende reigned as regent until 1152 .
City foundations and first documentary mentions
- History of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck : Count Adolf II. Von Schauenburg-Holstein founds the city of Lübeck on the banks of the Trave and with it the first German Baltic port . In addition, according to a report by the contemporary chronicler Helmold von Bosau, he brought German settlers from the areas he ruled Holstein and Stormarn as well as from Westphalia and Holland in order to develop the state of Wagrien profitably as part of the high medieval state development . The resident Slavs are included in this land development and not driven out.
- First documented mention of Aglasterhausen , Alfdorf , Asselfingen , Bockelnhagen , Bräunisheim , Gosbach , Chemnitz , Hanau , Kerzenheim , Langweid am Lech , Mögglingen , Niederstotzingen , Ochtrup , Petit-Chézard , Savagnier , Schwarzach (Odenwald) , Villars-sur-Glâne and Setzingen
- September 26 : Election of the Pope in 1143 : Guido di Castello is elected Pope just two days after the death of his predecessor Innocent II and takes up his pontificate as Celestine II .
- Jigen Gönpo , person of Tibetan Buddhism († 1217 )
- Raimund II , Vice Count of Turenne († 1190 )
- William I ("the lion"), King of Scotland († 1214 )
Date of death secured
- January 26th : Ali ibn Yusuf ibn Tashfin , ruler of the Almoravids
- April 8 : John II , Byzantine Emperor (* 1087 )
- April 18 : Gertrud von Sachsen , only child of Emperor Lothar III. (* 1115 )
- September 24th : Innocent II , Pope
- September 24th : Agnes von Waiblingen , wife of Friedrich I of Swabia and Leopold III. of Austria (* 1072 )
- November 13th : Fulko , King of Jerusalem and Count of Anjou (* 1092 )
- December 12 : Kakuban , Japanese Buddhist monk (* 1095 )
- December 24th : Miles de Gloucester, 1st Earl of Hereford , Anglo-Norman nobleman
Exact date of death unknown
- Anarawd ap Gruffydd , Prince of Deheubarth
- Dawud ibn Mahmud , Seljuk Prince of Azerbaijan
- Hugo II , Duke of Burgundy (* around 1085 )
- Konrad II , Lord of Wirtemberg
- Yelü Dashi , Khan and founder of the Kara Kitai Khanate (* 1087 )
Died around 1143
- Konrad I. von Raabs , burgrave of Nuremberg