Decades: 1100s 1110s 1120s 1130s 1140s - 1150s - 1160s 1170s 1180s 1190s 1200s
Years: 1151 1152 1153 1154 1155 - 1156 - 1157 1158 1159 1160 1161
Establishment of the Carmelite Order
Hogen Rebellion in Japan
January 20 - According to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of the lake Köyliönjärvi in Finland.
Emperor Toba of Japan
January 20 - Bishop Henry, patron "saint" of Finland
Heads of states
England - Henry II Curt Mantle, King of England (reigned 1154 - 1189).
France - Louis VII, King of France (reigned 1137 - 1180).