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This article is about the year 1142.
|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1110s 1120s 1130s – 1140s – 1150s 1160s 1170s|
|Years:||1139 1140 1141 – 1142 – 1143 1144 1145|
|1142 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1142 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1895|
|Bahá'í calendar||−702 – −701|
|English Regnal year||7 Ste. 1 – 8 Ste. 1|
|Chinese calendar||辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
3838 or 3778
— to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
3839 or 3779
|- Vikram Samvat||1198–1199|
|- Shaka Samvat||1064–1065|
|- Kali Yuga||4243–4244|
|Japanese calendar||Eiji 2 / Kōji 1
|Minguo calendar||770 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1685|
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- Unable to feed its population during a famine, the emir of the great commercial center of Mahdia has to recognize the de facto protectorate of Roger II of Sicily.
- Failed Norman raid against the city of Tripoli.
- October 11 – The Treaty of Shaoxing between the Jin dynasty and Southern Song dynasty, ending the Jurchen campaigns against the Song dynasty in China is formally ratified when a Jin envoy visits the Song court.
- 3-year-old Emperor Konoe succeeds Emperor Sutoku on the throne of Japan.
- Farid od-Din Mohammad ebn Ebrahim 'Attar, Persian mystical poet (d. 1220)
- Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1192)
- January 27 – Yue Fei, Chinese military leader (b. 1103)
- April 21 – Pierre Abélard, French scholastic philosopher (b. 1079)
- Orderic Vitalis, English chronicler (b. 1075)
- Abulafia, David (1985). The Norman kingdom of Africa and the Norman expeditions to Majorca and the Muslim Mediterranean. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. ISBN 0-85115-416-6.
- Bresc, Henri (2003). "La Sicile et l'espace libyen au Moyen Age". Retrieved 17 January 2012.