1151 (The People's Chronology)
Geoffrey of Anjou dies September 7 at age 38. He has been called "Plantagenet" for his habit of wearing a sprig of broom (genet) in his cap, and is succeeded as count of Anjou by his son Henry Plantagenet, now 18, to whom he gave the duchy of Normandy last year.
Ghazni is burned by the Shansabani Persian princes of Ghur (Ghor), who will drive the Yamini to the Punjab and will depose them in 1186.
Chinese forces retake Beijing from the Tatars (see 936).
The first fire and plague insurance policy is issued, in Iceland.
Architecture, Real Estate
The abbot Suger dies of malaria January 13 at age 69 after a career in which he has served as adviser to France's Louis VI and Louis VII and supervised the rebuilding of the abbey church of Saint-Dénis in Gothic style.