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This article is about the year 1144.
|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1110s 1120s 1130s – 1140s – 1150s 1160s 1170s|
|Years:||1141 1142 1143 – 1144 – 1145 1146 1147|
|1144 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1144 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1897|
|English Regnal year||9 Ste. 1 – 10 Ste. 1|
|Chinese calendar||癸亥年 (Water Pig)
3840 or 3780
— to —
甲子年 (Wood Rat)
3841 or 3781
|- Vikram Samvat||1200–1201|
|- Shaka Samvat||1066–1067|
|- Kali Yuga||4245–4246|
|Japanese calendar||Kōji 3 / Ten'yō 1
|Minguo calendar||768 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1455/1456 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1686–1687|
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- Death of the Catalan mercenary Reverter de La Guardia, main Almoravid commander in the Maghrid al-Aqsa. His elimination opens the regions to the troops of the Almohads.
- December 24 – The County of Edessa falls to Zengi of Mosul (see Siege of Edessa). Raymond of Poitiers, Prince of Antioch, sends Bishop Hugh of Jabala to seek the aid of Pope Eugene III while Manuel I Comnenus brings Raymond under Byzantine influence.
- Louis VII capitulates to Pope Celestine II and so earns the pope's absolution.
- Normandy comes under Angevin control under Geoffrey of Anjou.
- The city of Montauban, France, is founded.
- The city of Ljubljana, Slovenia, is first mentioned in historical records.
- Giordano Pierleoni founds the revolutionary Commune of Rome.
- Failed Byzantine attempt to reconquer Malta.
- March 12 – Pope Lucius II succeeds Pope Celestine II as the 166th pope.
- March 22 – The first example of an anti-Semitic blood libel is recorded in England, in connection with the murder of William of Norwich.
- June 11 – Basilica of St Denis near Paris in the Kingdom of France is consecrated, the first Gothic church.
- The Priory in Lesmahagow, Scotland, is founded by Benedictines.
- First Knights Templar stronghold is established in the kingdom of León and Castile.
- March 8 – Pope Celestine II
- March 22 – William of Norwich, child murder victim
- September – Geoffrey de Mandeville, 1st Earl of Essex
- Picard C. (1997) La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp.76
- Daniel Mallinus, La Yougoslavie, Éd. Artis-Historia, Brussels, 1988, D/1988/0832/27, p. 37–39.
- Fletcher, R. A. (1987). "Reconquest and Crusade in Spain c. 1050-1150". Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. 5 37: 31–47 . JSTOR 3679149.