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|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1120s 1130s 1140s – 1150s – 1160s 1170s 1180s|
|Years:||1150 1151 1152 – 1153 – 1154 1155 1156|
|1153 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|1153 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1906|
|Bahá'í calendar||−691 – −690|
|English Regnal year||18 Ste. 1 – 19 Ste. 1|
|Chinese calendar||壬申年 (Water Monkey)
3849 or 3789
— to —
癸酉年 (Water Rooster)
3850 or 3790
|- Vikram Samvat||1209–1210|
|- Shaka Samvat||1075–1076|
|- Kali Yuga||4254–4255|
|Japanese calendar||Ninpei 3
|Minguo calendar||759 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1696|
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- With the support of Muslim troops, the Normans suppress a rebellion in Sicilian-controlled island of Jerba and invade the island of Kerkenna.
- August 19 – Baldwin III of Jerusalem takes control of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from his mother Melisende, and also captures Ascalon.
- Andronicus Comnenus is imprisoned for conspiring against Byzantine emperor Manuel I Comnenus.
- Raynald of Chatillon marries Constance of Antioch and becomes Prince of Antioch.
- January 6 – Henry of Anjou arrives in England hoping to dethrone the reigning monarch, Stephen of England, and replace him with Henry's mother, Empress Maud.
- May 24 – Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
- November 6 – The Treaty of Wallingford, under the direction of Theobald of Bec, reconciles Stephen of England and Matilda, ending "The Anarchy" which had occurred during their fight for the throne of England. The treaty grants the throne to Stephen for the duration of his life, but makes Matilda's son, Henry of Anjou, the heir apparent.
- The city of Oberglatt (present-day Switzerland) is first mentioned in written literature.
- Confronted with important financial difficulty due to the expenses of its Spanish crusade, the Republic of Genoa has to sell the city of Tortosa to the count of Barcelona, which had been conquered in 1148 during that same crusade.
- Estimation: Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire becomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Merv in the Seljuk Empire.
- August 17 – William IX, Count of Poitiers (d. 1156)
- Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht (d. 1224)
- Kamo no Chōmei, a Japanese author, poet (waka), and essayist
- May 24 – King David I of Scotland (b. 1084)
- July 8 – Pope Eugene III
- August 16 – Bernard de Tremelay, fourth Grand Master of the Knights Templar (at the Siege of Ascalon)
- August 17 – Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. c. 1130)
- August 21 – Bernard of Clairvaux, French churchman (b. 1090)
- December 16 – Ranulph de Gernon, 2nd Earl of Chester (b. c. 1100)
- Gilbert Fitz Richard de Clare, Earl of Hertford (b. 1115)
- Anna Comnena, Byzantine princess and historian (b. 1083)
- 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.
- Al Idrissi, Abdallah (1154). Book of Roger.
- King John by Warren. Published by University of California Press in 1961. p. 21
- 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.
- Geography at about.com
- thePeerage.com – Person Page 407