1141 in history

1141 events chronologically

Feb 2 The Battle of Lincoln, at which King Stephen was defeated and captured by the allies of Empress Matilda, presenting her with the unfulfilled opportunity to become the first queen of medieval England
Apr 7 Empress Matilda, became the first female ruler of England, adopting the title 'Lady of the English'
Sep 9 Yelü Dashi, the Liao dynasty general who founded the Qara-Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan
Nov 1 Empress Matilda's reign as 'Lady of the English' ends with Stephen of Blois regaining the title of King of England

Born in 1141

Apr 23 Malcolm IV of Scotland the eldest son of Henry, Earl of Huntingdon and Northumbria and Ada de Warenne. The original Malcolm Canmore, a name now associated with his great-grandfather Malcolm III , he succeeded his grandfather David I, and shared David's Anglo-Norman tastes
May 27 Eisai a Japanese Buddhist priest, credited with bringing the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism and green tea from China to Japan. He is often known simply as Eisai/Yōsai Zenji , literally "Zen master Eisai"

Died in 1141

Feb 11 Hugh of Saint Victor C.R.S.A. was a Saxon canon regular and a leading theologian and writer on mystical theology
Feb 13 Béla II of Hungary King of Hungary and Croatia from 1131. He was blinded along with his rebellious father Álmos on the order of Álmos's brother, King Coloman of Hungary. Béla grew up in monasteries during the reign of Coloman's son Stephen The childless king arranged Béla's marriage with Helena of Rascia, who would become her husband's co-ruler throughout his reign
Apr 13 Engelbert Duke of Carinthia Margrave of Istria and Carniola from sometime between 1101 and 1107 until 1124. In 1124, he was raised to a Duke of Carinthia and Margrave of Verona which he held until his retirement in 1135
Jun 10 Richenza of Northeim a member of the dynasty of the Counts of Northeim. She was Duchess of Saxony , Queen of Germany and Holy Roman Empress
Oct 18 Leopold Duke of Bavaria Margrave of Austria as Leopold IV from 1136, and Duke of Bavaria as Leopold I from 1139 until his death in 1141.