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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1145 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1145
Ab urbe condita1898
Armenian calendar594
Assyrian calendar5895
Balinese saka calendar1066–1067
Bengali calendar552
Berber calendar2095
English Regnal year10 Ste. 1 – 11 Ste. 1
Buddhist calendar1689
Burmese calendar507
Byzantine calendar6653–6654
Chinese calendar甲子年 (Wood Rat)
3842 or 3635
    — to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
3843 or 3636
Coptic calendar861–862
Discordian calendar2311
Ethiopian calendar1137–1138
Hebrew calendar4905–4906
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1201–1202
 - Shaka Samvat1066–1067
 - Kali Yuga4245–4246
Holocene calendar11145
Igbo calendar145–146
Iranian calendar523–524
Islamic calendar539–540
Japanese calendarTen'yō 2 / Kyūan 1
Javanese calendar1051–1052
Julian calendar1145
Korean calendar3478
Minguo calendar767 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−323
Seleucid era1456/1457 AG
Thai solar calendar1687–1688
Tibetan calendar阳木鼠年
(male Wood-Rat)
1271 or 890 or 118
    — to —
(female Wood-Ox)
1272 or 891 or 119
Pope Eugene III (1080–1153)

Year 1145 (MCXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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  • Spring – Seljuk forces led by Imad al-Din Zengi capture Saruj, the second great Crusader fortress east of the Euphrates. They advance to Birejik and besiege the city, but the garrison puts up a stiff resistance. Meanwhile, Queen-Regent Melisende of Jerusalem joins forces with Joscelin II, count of Edessa and approaches the city. Zengi raises the siege after hearing rumours of trouble in Mosul. He rushes back with his army to take control. There, Zengi is praised throughout Islam as "defender of the faith" and al-Malik al-Mansur, the "victorious king".[1]
  • Raymond of Poitiers, prince of Antioch, travels to Constantinople to ask Emperor Manuel I Komnenos for help to support his campaign against the Seljuks. When he arrives, Raymond is forced to accept the suzerainty of the Byzantine Empire. Manuel treats him graciously, gives him gifts and promises him a money subsidy.[2]




  • Estimation: Merv (in the Seljuk Empire) becomes the largest city in the world, surpassing Constantinople.[5]

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  1. ^ Steven Runciman (1952). A History of The Crusades. Vol II: The Kingdom of Jerusalem, p. 192. ISBN 978-0-241-29876-3.
  2. ^ Steven Runciman (1952). A History of The Crusades. Vol II: The Kingdom of Jerusalem, p. 193. ISBN 978-0-241-29876-3.
  3. ^ a b Meynier, Gilbert (2010). L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte. p. 171. ISBN 978-2-7071-5231-2.
  4. ^ Picard C. (1997) La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp.64
  5. ^ "Geography at about.com". Archived from the original on August 18, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2006.