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In the year AD 1124...

  • At the [Battle of Bourgtheroulde] forces loyal to English king [Henry I] decisively defeat a numerically superior force of Norman rebels fighting in the name of [William Clito], in one of the earliest battles to show the utility of archers versus horsemen.
  • The [Crusades] continue in the [Holy Land]. Venetian crusaders conquer [Tyre] and are awarded title to one third of its territory and important trading privileges. Meanwhile [Baldwin II], the crusader king of [Jerusalem], is released by the [Ortoquid Dynasty|Ortoqids] after almost a year of captivity, and almost immediately lays siege to the city of [Allepo], but will be driven off early in [1125] by the arrival on the scene of [il-Bursuqi], the [Seljuk] [atabeg] of [Mosul].
  • Irish warlord [Tairrdelbach mac Ruaidri Ua Conchobair], king of [Connacht], erects a small fort called [Dún Bhun na Gaillimhe] ("Fort at the Mouth of the Gaillimh River"), which will eventually grow to become the modern-day city of [Galway], [Ireland].
  • Japanese aristocrat [Fujiwara no Kiyohira] constructs the magnificent [Golden Hall] at [Chusonji] temple in [Hiraizumi], which today is a [Japanese national treasures|Japanese national treasure] and one of only two buildings left in Japan which were built in the fabled [Heian Period|Heian Era] ([794]-[1185]).
  • The oldest school in [Scotland], the [High School of Glasgow], is founded as a school to teach liturgical singing, before eventually being converted to a [grammar school].

These people were born in 1124:

  • [Eleanor of Aquitaine], future queen of [England] and mother of future English kings [Richard I|Richard the Lionheart] and [John].
  • [Li Renxiao], later to be named Emperor [Renzong] of the [Western Xia Dynasty].
  • German aristocrat [Ottokar III], future [margrave] of [Styria].

These people died in 1124:

  • Pope [Callixtus II], suceeded by [Honorius II].
  • Scottish king [Alexander I], succeeded by his brother [David I].
  • Persian Muslim missionary [Hassan-i Sabbah], who founded a community in the [Alborz Mountains] of northern [Iran] which would later come to be known as the [Hashshashin].
  • French Catholic priest [Saint Stephen of Muret], founder of the [Order of Grandmont].
  • Former [Duke of Bohemia] [Borivoj II], while in self-imposed exile in [Hungary] after a falling out with his brother [Vladislaus I] four years prior.
  • Irish warlord [Maelsechlainn mac Tadhg Mor], king of [Moylurg], slain in a battle with troops from the kingdom of [Breifne], succeeded by [Dermot mac Tadhg Mor].
  • Italian abbot [Saint Constabilis], venerated as the patron saint of the town of [Castellabate], which he founded in [1123].
  • French historian and theologian [Guibert of Nogent].
  • [Ernulf], French-born Benedictine monk, architect, and ultimately [Bishop of Rochester] in [England].
  • German aristocrat [Wiprecht of Groitzsch], margrave of [Meissen] and the [Saxon Ostmark], succeeded by his son [Henry of Groitzsch].
  • Welsh nobleman [Einion ap Cadwgan], lord of [Meirionydd], which was then a vassal state of [Powys], setting off a lengthy succession dispute which would eventually lead Meirionydd to fall into the hands of [Gwynedd].


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