Pope Innocent II (died September 24, 1143), born Gregorio Papareschi, was pope from 1130 to 1143, and was probably one of the clergy in personal attendance on the antipope Clement III (Guibert of Ravenna).
John II Komnenos or Comnenus (September 13, 1087 – April 8, 1143) was Byzantine emperor from 1118 to 1143. Also known as Kaloïōannēs ("John the Beautiful"), he was the eldest son of emperor Alexios I Komnenos and Irene Doukaina. The second emperor of the Komnenian restoration of the Byzantine Empire, John was a pious and dedicated emperor who was determined to undo the damage his empire had suffered at the battle of Manzikert, half a century earlier.
Fulk (1089/1092 in Angers – 13 November 1143 in Acre), also known as Fulk the Younger, was Count of Anjou (as Fulk V) from 1109 to 1129, and King of Jerusalem from 1131 to his death. He was also the paternal grandfather of Henry II of England.
William of Malmesbury (c. 1080/1095–c. 1143), English historian of the 12th century, was born about the year 1080/1095, in Wiltshire. His father was Norman and his mother English. He spent his whole life in England, and his adult life as a monk at Malmesbury Abbey in Wiltshire, England.
Agnes of Germany (1072 – September 24, 1143), was the daughter of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor and Bertha of Savoy. Her maternal grandparents were Otto, Count of Savoy, Aosta and Moriana and Adelaide, Marchioness of Turin and Susa. Agnes married firstly, in 1089, Frederick I, Duke of Swabia.
Miles de Gloucester, 1st Earl of Hereford, Lord of Brecknock (1100–24 December 1143), was the son of Walter de Gloucester, who appears as sheriff of that county between 1104 and 1121. Milo or Miles succeeded his father about the latter year. He was high in the service of Henry I between 1130 and 1135, he was Constable of England and combined the hereditary office of Sheriff of Gloucester with that of local justiciar for Gloucestershire.
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Gertrud of Süpplingenburg (18 April 1115 – 18 April 1143) was the only child of Emperor Lothar III (Lothar of Süpplingenburg), Duke of Saxony, and his wife Richenza of Northeim. On May 29, 1127, she married the Welf Henry the Proud, who had been Duke of Bavaria since 1126. After the death of his father-in-law, Henry also became Duke of Saxony. He and Gertrud were the parents of Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria.
Alexander of Telese was an Italian chronicler and historian, and the abbot of San Salvatore, near Telese, in southern Italy from before 1127 to before November 1143. His most famous work is The Deeds Done by King Roger of Sicily, a largely biographical work coverring the reign of Roger II of Sicily. This work was written at the request and with the patronage of Matilda, a half-sister of Roger and wife of Ranulf II, Count of Alife.
Saint John the Hermit or Juan de Ortega (c. 1050-1143) was born near Burgos, Spain, and became a priest at a young age. As he was returning by sea from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, his ship encountered a dangerous storm that threatened to sink it. John thereupon begged the mercy of God for all the pilgrims aboard the vessel. Scarcely had he finished his prayer when the sea calmed. He may have founded the monastery of San Juan de Ortega, named after him.
Konrad II (died 1143), Count of Württemberg. He reigned from 1110 until 1143. Konrad's father is unknown, but he is believed to belong to the family of the counts of Veringen. The reason to believe so is due to the similarity of the arms of the Counts of Veringen with that of the Counts of Wirtemberg. Thus it is generally assumed that both noble families are related to each other. Konrad's mother Luitgard of Beutelsbach was a sister of his predecessor Konrad I.