1153 in history

1153 events chronologically

May 27 Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland
Aug 19 Baldwin III of Jerusalem takes control of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from his mother Melisende, and also captures Ascalon

Born in 1153

Aug 16 Bernard de Tremelay the fourth Grand Master of the Knights Templar.

Died in 1153

May 24 David I of Scotland a 12th-century ruler who was Prince of the Cumbrians , Earl of Northampton and Huntingdon and later King of the Scots. The youngest son of Malcolm III of Scotland and Margaret of Wessex, David spent his early years in Scotland but on the death of his parents in 1093 was forced into exile by his uncle and thenceforth king, Donald III of Scotland. Perhaps after 1100, he became a dependent at the court of King Henry I of England. There he was influenced by the Norman and Anglo-French culture of the court
Jun 12 Roger de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Warwick the elder son of Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick and Marguerite, daughter of Geoffrey II of Perche and Beatrix of Montdidier. He was also known as Roger de Newburg
Jul 8 Pope Eugene III Pope from 15 February 1145 to his death in 1153. He was the first Cistercian to become Pope. He was beatified on 28 December 1872 by Pope Pius IX
Aug 17 Eustace IV Count of Boulogne the eldest son of King Stephen of England and Countess Matilda I of Boulogne. When his father seized the English throne on Henry I's death in 1135, he became heir apparent to the English throne
Aug 20 Bernard of Clairvaux a French abbot and the primary builder of the reforming Cistercian order.
Dec 16 Ranulf de Gernon 4th Earl of Chester an Anglo-Norman potentate who inherited the honour of the palatine county of Chester upon the death of his father Ranulf le Meschin, 3rd Earl of Chester. He was descended from the Counts of Bessin in Normandy