Year 1153 (MCLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1153 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1153
Ab urbe condita1906
Armenian calendar602
Assyrian calendar5903
Balinese saka calendar1074–1075
Bengali calendar560
Berber calendar2103
English Regnal year18 Ste. 1 – 19 Ste. 1
Buddhist calendar1697
Burmese calendar515
Byzantine calendar6661–6662
Chinese calendar壬申年 (Water Monkey)
3849 or 3789
    — to —
癸酉年 (Water Rooster)
3850 or 3790
Coptic calendar869–870
Discordian calendar2319
Ethiopian calendar1145–1146
Hebrew calendar4913–4914
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1209–1210
 - Shaka Samvat1074–1075
 - Kali Yuga4253–4254
Holocene calendar11153
Igbo calendar153–154
Iranian calendar531–532
Islamic calendar547–548
Japanese calendarNinpei 3
Javanese calendar1059–1060
Julian calendar1153
Korean calendar3486
Minguo calendar759 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−315
Seleucid era1464/1465 AG
Thai solar calendar1695–1696
Tibetan calendar阳水猴年
(male Water-Monkey)
1279 or 898 or 126
    — to —
(female Water-Rooster)
1280 or 899 or 127
King Malcolm IV (Virgo) (1141–1165)


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  • Spring – The 19-year-old Henry of Anjou lands with a Norman fleet (some 40 ships) on the south coast of England. He defeats King Stephen (a cousin of his mother, Queen Matilda) with a small army at Malmesbury. Henry travels north through the Midlands, while a temporary truce is accepted. Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester, announces his support for the cause. Hoping to dethrone Stephen and replace him with Matilda.[1]
  • May 24 – King David I dies after a 29-year reign at Carlisle Castle. He is succeeded by his grandson, the 12-year-old Malcolm IV (Virgo). Malcolm is the eldest son of Henry, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon, who is crowned as ruler of Scotland at Scone Priory on May 27. Because of his young age, Donnchad (or Duncan) becomes Malcolm's regent and royal adviser.[2]
  • August – Stephen assemble troops to renew the siege of Wallingford Castle in a final attempt to take the stronghold. Henry of Anjou marches south to relieve the siege, arriving with a small army of mercenaries. He places Stephen's besieging troops under siege themselves. Stephen agrees to make a truce and accepts Henry as heir to the English throne.[3]
  • November 6 – The Treaty of Wallingford: Henry of Anjou and Stephen ratify the terms of a permanent peace under the direction of Archbishop Theobald of Bec. Ending the civil war (The Anarchy) – between England and Normandy after 18-years. The treaty grants the throne to Stephen for the duration of his life, but makes Henry the heir apparent.[4]




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  1. ^ Bradbury, Jim (2009). Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of 1139–53, p. 180. Stroud, UK: The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7509-3793-1.
  2. ^ Duncan, A.A.M. (2002). The Kingship of the Scots 842–1292: Succession and Independence, p. 71. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 0-7486-1626-8.
  3. ^ Bradbury, Jim (2009). Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of 1139–53, p. 183. Stroud, UK: The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7509-3793-1.
  4. ^ Warren, W. L. (1961). King John. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 21.
  5. ^ Williams, John B. (1997). "The making of a crusade: the Genoese anti-Muslim attacks in Spain 1146–1148". Journal of Medieval History. 23 (1): 29–53. doi:10.1016/s0304-4181(96)00022-x.
  6. ^ Abulafia, David (1985). The Norman kingdom of Africa and the Norman expeditions to Majorca and the Muslim Mediterranean. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. ISBN 978-0-85115-416-9.
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