1162 in history

Born in 1162

Mar 11 Theodoric I Margrave of Meissen the Margrave of Meissen from 1198 until his death. He was the second son of Otto II, Margrave of Meissen and Hedwig of Brandenburg
Oct 13 Eleanor of England Queen of Castile Queen of Castile and Toledo as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile. She was the sixth child and second daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and received her first name as a namesake of her mother

Died in 1162

Apr 18 Odo of Deuil an historian and participant of the Second Crusade.
May 31 Géza II of Hungary King of Hungary and Croatia from 1141 to 1162. He was still a child when he succeeded his father, Béla the Blind, such that his mother, Helena of Rascia, and her brother, Beloš, ruled Hungary until he came of age in 1146. Géza was one of the most powerful monarchs of Hungary, and intervened successfully in the internal affairs of neighbouring countries
Jul 7 Haakon II of Norway King of Norway from 1157 until 1162 during the Civil war era in Norway.
Jul 29 Guigues V of Albon the Count of Albon and Grenoble from 1142 until his death. He was the first to take the title Dauphin du Viennois
Aug 6 Ramon Berenguer IV Count of Barcelona the Count of Barcelona who brought about the union of his County of Barcelona with the Kingdom of Aragon to form the Crown of Aragon.
Sep 27 Odo II Duke of Burgundy Duke of Burgundy between 1143 and 1162. Eudes was the eldest son of duke Hugh II and Matilda de Turenne. He married Marie de Champagne, daughter of Theobald II, Count of Champagne and Matilda of Carinthia. They had three children: