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This article is about the year 1146.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 11th century12th century13th century
Decades: 1110s  1120s  1130s  – 1140s –  1150s  1160s  1170s
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Gregorian calendar 1146
Ab urbe condita 1899
Armenian calendar 595
Assyrian calendar 5896
Bengali calendar 553
Berber calendar 2096
English Regnal year 11 Ste. 1 – 12 Ste. 1
Buddhist calendar 1690
Burmese calendar 508
Byzantine calendar 6654–6655
Chinese calendar 乙丑(Wood Ox)
3842 or 3782
    — to —
丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
3843 or 3783
Coptic calendar 862–863
Discordian calendar 2312
Ethiopian calendar 1138–1139
Hebrew calendar 4906–4907
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1202–1203
 - Shaka Samvat 1068–1069
 - Kali Yuga 4247–4248
Holocene calendar 11146
Igbo calendar 146–147
Iranian calendar 524–525
Islamic calendar 540–541
Japanese calendar Kyūan 2
Julian calendar 1146
Korean calendar 3479
Minguo calendar 766 before ROC
Seleucid era 1457/1458 AG
Thai solar calendar 1688–1689

Year 1146 (MCXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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  • March 31 – Saint Bernard of Clairvaux preaches the Second Crusade at Vezelay, Burgundy. In a repeat of the events of 1096, Crusaders attack and massacre Jewish communities along the Rhine. Bernard de Clairvaux condemns these pogroms in strong terms, reminding the Crusaders that those who attacked the Jewish people during the previous Crusade came to a sorry end and were massacred to the last man by the Turks.
  • Ildeniz, atabeg of Azerbaijan founds a dynasty, being the first independent Turkish dynasty of Azerbaijan
  • The city of Bryansk is first mentioned in written records.
  • Genoese raid against the Muslim-held Balearic islands.[2] The Republic of Pisa protests officially, seeing the islands as rightfully theirs.[3] The Genoese then proceed to lay siege to Almeria, in vain.[4]
  • While discussing the details of a military expedition against the Almoravids for the following year, the representative of the Republic of Genoa and the count of Barcelona reach a commercial agreement granting privileges to merchants of both nation in the Catalan and Ligurian ports.[4]
  • The city of Quona is conquered by the Republic of Florence in a drive to expend its control over the surrounding countryside.

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  • A rainy year causes the harvest to fail in Europe; one of the worst famines of the century ensues.[5]




  1. ^ Bresc, Henri (2003). "La Sicile et l'espace libyen au Moyen Age" (PDF). Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Picard C. (1997) La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ a b Williams, John B. (1997). "The making of a crusade: the Genoese anti-Muslim attacks in Spain 1146-1148". Journal of Medieval History 23 (1): 29–53. doi:10.1016/s0304-4181(96)00022-x. 
  5. ^ Chester Jordan, William (1997). The great famine: northern Europe in the early fourteenth century. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-05891-1.