1135 (The People's Chronology)
The Holy Roman Emperor Lothair II receives homage from Denmark's new king Erik II Emune, Poland's duke Boleslav III promises to pay him tribute, he receives Pomerania and Rugen as German fiefs, and the Byzantine emperor John II Comnenus implores him to help oust Roger II of Sicily.
Navarre's García IV (or V) breaks with Castile and León's Alfonso VII and makes common cause with the Portuguese against Aragon and Castile (see 1134; 1137).
The German antiking Conrad, duke of Franconia, gives up his fight against the Holy Roman Emperor Lothair II, receives a pardon, and recovers his estates in October (see 1128; 1137).
Melissande of Jerusalem reconciles with her husband, Fulke V of Anjou, after a period of estrangement occasioned by her growing power and rumors that she has had adulterous relations with a rebel youth (see 1129; 1143).
Norway's Harald IV returns from Denmark with reinforcements (see 1134); he captures his rival and joint ruler, Magnus IV Sigurdsson, whom he has blinded, maimed, and confined to a monastery (see 1136).
England's Henry I dies December 1 at age 67 after a 35-year reign. His brother Robert II Curthose has died in February at age 79 (approximate) as a prisoner at Cardiff Castle, and Henry is succeeded by his nephew Stephen of Blois, 38, who asserts his claim to the throne in opposition to claims by Henry's daughter Matilda, 33, widow of the late emperor Heinrich V, whose successsion was accepted by England's barons in 1126 and who was married 2 years later to Geoffrey Plantagenet of Anjou. Stephen is crowned at Canterbury by William of Corbeil, archbishop of Canterbury, but his claim to the throne will be contested (see 1136).
The former Chinese Northern Song (Sung) dynasty emperor Huizong (Hui-tsung) dies in exile in Manchuria at age 53, having been held prisoner with his son Qinzong since their capture in 1127.