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This article is about the year 1140.
|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1110s 1120s 1130s – 1140s – 1150s 1160s 1170s|
|Years:||1137 1138 1139 – 1140 – 1141 1142 1143|
|1140 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1140 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1893|
|Bahá'í calendar||−704 – −703|
|English Regnal year||5 Ste. 1 – 6 Ste. 1|
|Chinese calendar||己未年 (Earth Goat)
3836 or 3776
— to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
3837 or 3777
|- Vikram Samvat||1196–1197|
|- Shaka Samvat||1062–1063|
|- Kali Yuga||4241–4242|
|Japanese calendar||Hōen 6
|Minguo calendar||772 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1683|
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- December 21 – Conrad III of Germany besieged Weinsberg, the stronghold of Welfs.
- Henry Jasomirgott is made count palatine of the Rhine.
- The town of Lanark in Scotland is made a Royal Burgh by David I of Scotland.
- Marburg becomes a town.
- The Assizes of Ariano are enacted by Roger II of Sicily.
- Roger II of Sicily places the practice of medicine under royal control.
- June 3 – Pierre Abelard is condemned for heresy by a church court in Sens, France.
- September 8 – Sephardi Jewish philosopher Judah Halevi, having completed the Kuzari, arrives in Alexandria on a pilgrimage to Palestine.
- The first Cistercian monastery in Spain is founded in Fitero. The order enjoys a rapid expansion in the region in the following 15 years.
- Camaldolite monk Gratian founds the science of Canon law with the publication of the Decretum Gratiani.
- January 12 – Louis I, Landgrave of Thuringia
- February 6 – Thurstan, Archbishop of York
- February 14
- November 15 – Adelaide of Hungary, Duchess of Bohemia
- date unknown – Kitti Sri Megha, King of Dakkinadesa, Sri Lankan