1161 in history

1161 events chronologically

Nov 26 Battle of Caishi: A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars
Dec 15 Jin–Song wars: Military officers conspire against Emperor Hailing of the Jin Dynasty after a military defeat at the Battle of Caishi, and assassinate the emperor at his camp

Born in 1161

Jun 12 Constance Duchess of Brittany Duchess of Brittany and Countess of Richmond between 1166 and 1201. Constance was the only surviving child of Duke Conan IV by his wife, Margaret of Huntingdon, a sister of the Scottish kings Malcolm IV and William I
Sep 20 Emperor Takakura the 80th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1168 through 1180
Oct 12 Henry V Duke of Carinthia the margrave of Verona from 1144 until 1151 and the duke of Carinthia from 1144 to his death. According to the contemporary chronicler Otto of Freising, Henry was "a valiant man, experienced in the councils of war"
Oct 28 Imar of Tusculum a French cardinal.

Died in 1161

Feb 3 Inge I of Norway king of Norway from 1136 to 1161. Inge’s reign fell within the start of the period known in Norwegian history as the civil war era. He was never the sole ruler of the country. He is often known as Inge the Hunchback , because of his physical disability. However, this epithet does not appear in medieval sources
Apr 18 Theobald of Bec Archbishop of Canterbury from 1139 to 1161. He was a Norman; his exact birth date is unknown. Some time in the late 11th or early 12th century Theobald became a monk at the Abbey of Bec, rising to the position of abbot in 1137. King Stephen of England chose him to be Archbishop of Canterbury in 1138. Canterbury's claim to primacy over the Welsh ecclesiastics was resolved during Theobald's term of office when Pope Eugene III decided in 1148 in Canterbury's favour. Theobald faced challenges to his authority from a subordinate bishop, Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester and King Stephen's younger brother, and his relationship with King Stephen was turbulent. On one occasion Stephen forbade him from attending a papal council, but Theobald defied the king, which resulted in the confiscation of his property and temporary exile. Theobald's relations with his cathedral clergy and the monastic houses in his archdiocese were also difficult
Jun 14 Emperor Qinzong of Song the ninth emperor of the Song Dynasty of China, and the last emperor of the Northern Song. His personal name was Zhao Huan. He reigned from January 1126 to January 1127
Sep 11 Melisende Queen of Jerusalem Queen of Jerusalem from 1131 to 1153, and regent for her son between 1153 and 1161 while he was on campaign. She was the eldest daughter of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem, and the Armenian princess Morphia of Melitene. She was named after her paternal grandmother, Melisende of Montlhéry, wife of Hugh I, Count of Rethel. She had three younger sisters: Alice, princess of Antioch; Hodierna, countess of Tripoli; and Ioveta, abbess of Lazarus in Bethany. Hodierna's daughter, Melisende of Tripoli, was named in honor of the queen
Nov 21 William III Count of Nevers Count of Nevers, Auxerre and Tonnerre. He was born in Auxerre