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This article is about the year 1162.
|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1130s 1140s 1150s – 1160s – 1170s 1180s 1190s|
|Years:||1159 1160 1161 – 1162 – 1163 1164 1165|
|1162 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1162 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1915|
|Bahá'í calendar||−682 – −681|
|English Regnal year||8 Hen. 2 – 9 Hen. 2|
|Chinese calendar||辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
3858 or 3798
— to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
3859 or 3799
|- Vikram Samvat||1218–1219|
|- Shaka Samvat||1084–1085|
|- Kali Yuga||4263–4264|
|Japanese calendar||Ōhō 2
|Minguo calendar||750 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1705|
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- The Almohad emir, Abd al-Mu'min, prepares a gigantic fleet of some four hundred ships to invade Spain. He dies the following year before the fleet is completed.
- July 24 – Emperor Gaozong abdicates to Emperor Xiaozong.
- July 25 – Emperor Xiaozong announces he will posthumously rehabilitate Yue Fei.
- The Beisi Pagoda of Song Dynasty China is completed.
- June 3 – Thomas Becket is consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.
- July 15 – Ladislaus II of Hungary is declared King of Hungary.
- Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa seizes and destroys Milan, scattering its inhabitants among four villages.
- October 13 – Leonora of England, queen of Alfonso VIII of Castile (d. 1214)
- Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi traveler and writer (d. 1231)
- Fujiwara no Teika, Japanese writer (d. 1241)
- Muhammad of Ghor, Persian conqueror and sultan (d. 1206)
- Renier of Montferrat, Byzantine politician (d. 1183)
- Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford (d. 1218)
- Genghis Khan, Great Khan and founder of the Mongol Empire (d. 1227)
- February 10 – King Baldwin III of Jerusalem (b. 1130)
- June 27 – Eudes II, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1118)
- July 7 – King Haakon II of Norway
- August 6 – Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (b. c. 1113)
- Heloise, lover of Pierre Abélard (b. 1101)
- Iziaslav III of Kiev
- Ibn Zuhr, Arab physician (b. 1090)
- Picard C. (1997) La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp.77