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This article is about the year 1141.
|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1110s 1120s 1130s – 1140s – 1150s 1160s 1170s|
|Years:||1138 1139 1140 – 1141 – 1142 1143 1144|
|1141 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1141 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1894|
|Bahá'í calendar||−703 – −702|
|English Regnal year||6 Ste. 1 – 7 Ste. 1|
|Chinese calendar||庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
3837 or 3777
— to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
3838 or 3778
|- Vikram Samvat||1197–1198|
|- Shaka Samvat||1063–1064|
|- Kali Yuga||4242–4243|
|Japanese calendar||Hōen 7 / Eiji 1
|Minguo calendar||771 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1684|
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- February 2 – Battle of Lincoln: Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester and Empress Matilda wrest control of the English throne from King Stephen.
- May 14 – Sephardi Jewish philosopher Judah Halevi sets off from Alexandria on a pilgrimage to Palestine.
- September 9 – Yelü Dashi, the Liao Dynasty general who founded the Qara-Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan.
- September 14 – Rout of Winchester: Empress Matilda returns to the throne after Robert is captured by loyalist forces.
- November 1 – Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester is exchanged by Empress Matilda for King Stephen, who reassumes the throne of England.
- November – The Jin Dynasty and Southern Song Dynasty sign the Treaty of Shaoxing and peace lasts for the next twenty years.
- The Italian winemaking company Ricasoli is founded.
- The first German colonists (the future Transylvanian Saxon community) arrive in Transylvania, following grants by Andrew II of Hungary. The colonization process is completed in 1162.
- Treaty of Shaoxing establishes the Huai River as the boundary between the Jin Dynasty and Song Dynasty during the Jurchen campaigns against the Song.
- Between April 23 and May 24 – Malcolm IV, King of Scotland (approximate date; d. 1165)
- Constance of Castile, Queen of France (d. 1160)
- Nizami, Persian poet (d. 1209)
- February 11 – Hugh of St Victor, Saxon philosopher, theologian and mystic (b. c. 1078)
- June 10 – Richenza of Northeim, German empress (b. c. 1087/89)
- October 18 – Margrave Leopold IV of Austria (b. c. 1108)
- August 5 – Sheikh Ahmad Jami
- Alberich of Reims, Archbishop of Bourges (b. 1085)
- Yehuda Halevi, poet and philosopher (b. c.1075)
- Aubrey de Vere, Lord Great Chamberlain of England (b. 1062)