1140 in history

1140 events chronologically

Jun 3 The French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy
Aug 21 Song Dynasty general Yue Fei defeats an army led by Jin Dynasty general Wanyan Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin–Song wars
Dec 21 Conrad III of Germany besieged Weinsberg

Born in 1140

May 28 Xin Qiji a Chinese poet, military leader and statesman during the Southern Song dynasty.

Died in 1140

Jan 12 Louis I Landgrave of Thuringia ruler of Thuringia from 1123 to 1140.
Feb 6 Thurstan a medieval Archbishop of York, the son of a priest. He served kings William II and Henry I of England before his election to the see of York in 1114. Once elected, his consecration was delayed for five years while he fought attempts by the Archbishop of Canterbury to assert primacy over York. Eventually, he was consecrated by the pope instead and allowed to return to England. While archbishop, he secured two new suffragan bishops for his province. When Henry I died, Thurstan supported Henry's nephew Stephen of Blois as king. Thurstan also defended the northern part of England from invasion by the Scots, taking a leading part in organising the English forces at the Battle of the Standard. Shortly before his death, Thurstan resigned from his see and took the habit of a Cluniac monk
Feb 14 Leo I Prince of Armenia the fifth lord of Armenian Cilicia or “Lord of the Mountains”.
Feb 14 Soběslav I Duke of Bohemia Duke of Bohemia from 1125 until his death. He was a member of the Přemyslid dynasty, the youngest son of Vratislaus II , the first Bohemian duke to also rule as king, with his third wife Świętosława of Poland
Sep 15 Adelaide of Hungary (d. 1140) a daughter of Prince Álmos of Hungary and his wife Predslava of Kiev. Adelaide's father was a son of King Géza I of Hungary and was Duke and later King of East Slavonia