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- June 29 – Battle of Inab: Nur ad-Din, atabeg of Aleppo, defeats the Principality of Antioch.
- July 15 – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is consecrated, after reconstruction.
- July 28 – The leaders of the Second Crusade take the decision to retreat.
- April 8 – Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
- October 24 – Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona conquers Lleida from the Almoravids, after a siege of seven months (as well as Fraga).
- The Castle of Carimate in Lombardy is destroyed.
- Åhus, in present-day Sweden, gains city rights.
- Genoa grants the benefits of a part of the city's fiscal revenues to a consortium of creditor called compera, the first example of the consolidation of public debt in medieval Europe.
- Albert Avogadro, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem (d. 1214)
- Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, Persian theologian and philosopher (d. 1209)
- Margaritus of Brindisi, Grand Admiral of Sicily (d. 1197)
- January 15 – Berengaria of Barcelona, queen consort of Castile (b. 1116)
- April 24 – Petronille de Chemillé, abbess of Fontevrault
- June 29 – Raymond of Poitiers, Prince of Antioch (b. c. 1115)
- August 28 – Mu'in ad-Din Unur, regent of Damascus
- McGrank, Lawrence (1981). "Norman crusaders and the Catalan reconquest: Robert Burdet and te principality of Tarragona 1129-55". Journal of Medieval History. 7 (1): 67–82. doi:10.1016/0304-4181(81)90036-1.
- Munro, John H. (2003). "The Medieval Origins of the Financial Revolution". The International History Review. 25 (3): 506–562. doi:10.1080/07075332.2003.9641005.