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This article is about the year 1147.
|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1110s 1120s 1130s – 1140s – 1150s 1160s 1170s|
|Years:||1144 1145 1146 – 1147 – 1148 1149 1150|
|1147 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Establishments – Disestablishments|
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|1147 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1900|
|Bahá'í calendar||−697 – −696|
|English Regnal year||12 Ste. 1 – 13 Ste. 1|
|Chinese calendar||丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
3843 or 3783
— to —
丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
3844 or 3784
|- Vikram Samvat||1203–1204|
|- Shaka Samvat||1069–1070|
|- Kali Yuga||4248–4249|
|Japanese calendar||Kyūan 3
|Minguo calendar||765 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1690|
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- April – Abd al-Mu'min destroys the Almoravid Empire after capturing Marrakech and killing the last emir, Ishaq ibn Ali.
- The Siculo-NormanNormans take control of Gabes.
- The beginning of the Second Crusade.
- June – The Wendish Crusade fail to convert most of the Polabian Slavs.
- The cities of Moscow and Vologda are first mentioned in written records.
- July 1–October 25 – with the support of English and Flemish Crusaders, Afonso I of Portugal besieges and conquers Lisbon (Siege of Lisbon). The same year, the troops of the young Portuguese kingdom take Sintra and Santarém and sack Palmela.
- September – Arrival of the German contingent of the Second Crusade before Constantinople; after a battle before the city walls, the Germans accept to be ferried over the Bosporus to Asia.
- Roger II of Sicily takes Corfu from the Byzantine Empire, and pillages Corinth, Athens and Thebes.
- October 7 – Almería, one of the most important maritime and commercial centers of al-Andalus, falls into Christian hands after two months of siege.
- The Almohad general Mohammad al-Masufi conquers Seville.
- Consecration of the church of San Frediano in Lucca
- Dore Abbey is founded.
- Hildegard of Bingen founds the convent of Rupertsberg near Bingen.
- Foundation of Jedburgh Abbey by David I of Scotland
- May 9 – Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1199)
- Emperor Guangzong of Song (d. 1200)
- Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester (d. 1181)
- Ibn Qudamah, Islamic scholar (d. 1223)
- Shōkū, Buddhist leader (d. 1247)
- King Stephen III of Hungary (d. 1172)
- Taira no Munemori, Japanese warrior (d. 1185)
- Wada Yoshimori, Japanese military commander (d. 1213)
- probable – Raimbaut of Orange, troubadour (d. 1173)
- January 14 – Robert de Craon, second Grand Master of the Knights Templar
- April 6 – Frederick II, Duke of Swabia, (b. 1090)
- September 19 – Igor II of Kiev
- October 31 – Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (b. c. 1090)
- date unknown
- Bresc, Henri (2003). La Sicile et l'espace libyen au Moyen Age. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- King John by Warren. Published by University of California Press in 1961. p. 67
- Picard, Christophe (2000). Le Portugal musulman (VIIIe-XIIIe siècle. L'Occident d'al-Andalus sous domination islamique. Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose. p. 109. ISBN 2-7068-1398-9.
- Picard C. (1997) La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp.66