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1146 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1146
Ab urbe condita 1899
Armenian calendar 595
Assyrian calendar 5896
Balinese saka calendar 1067–1068
Bengali calendar 553
Berber calendar 2096
English Regnal year 11  Ste. 1   12  Ste. 1
Buddhist calendar 1690
Burmese calendar 508
Byzantine calendar 6654–6655
Chinese calendar 乙丑(Wood  Ox)
3842 or 3782
丙寅年 (Fire  Tiger)
3843 or 3783
Coptic calendar 862–863
Discordian calendar 2312
Ethiopian calendar 1138–1139
Hebrew calendar 4906–4907
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1202–1203
 - Shaka Samvat 1067–1068
 - Kali Yuga 4246–4247
Holocene calendar 11146
Igbo calendar 146–147
Iranian calendar 524–525
Islamic calendar 540–541
Japanese calendar Kyūan 2
Javanese calendar 1052–1053
Julian calendar 1146
Korean calendar 3479
Minguo calendar 766 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −322
Seleucid era 1457/1458 AG
Thai solar calendar 1688–1689
Tibetan calendar 阴木牛年
(female Wood-Ox)
1272 or 891 or 119
(male Fire-Tiger)
1273 or 892 or 120
Bernard of Clairvaux (left) preaches the Second Crusade at Vezelay (Burgundy). LouisVIIatVezelay.jpg
Bernard of Clairvaux (left) preaches the Second Crusade at Vézelay (Burgundy).

Year 1146 ( MCXLVI ) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



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1097 Calendar year

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The Second Crusade (1147–1150) was the second major crusade launched from Europe. The Second Crusade was started in response to the fall of the County of Edessa in 1144 to the forces of Zengi. The county had been founded during the First Crusade (1096–1099) by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1098. While it was the first Crusader state to be founded, it was also the first to fall.

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Battle of Inab Frankish defeat to Zengid forces-1149

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The Siege of Damascus took place between 24 and 28 July 1148, during the Second Crusade. It ended in a decisive crusader defeat and led to the disintegration of the crusade. The two main Christian forces that marched to the Holy Land in response to Pope Eugene III and Bernard of Clairvaux's call for the Second Crusade were led by Louis VII of France and Conrad III of Germany. Both faced disastrous marches across Anatolia in the months that followed, with most of their armies being destroyed. The original focus of the crusade was Edessa (Urfa), but in Jerusalem, the preferred target of King Baldwin III and the Knights Templar was Damascus. At the Council of Acre, magnates from France, Germany, and the Kingdom of Jerusalem decided to divert the crusade to Damascus.

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