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This article is about the year 1176.
|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1140s 1150s 1160s – 1170s – 1180s 1190s 1200s|
|Years:||1173 1174 1175 – 1176 – 1177 1178 1179|
|1176 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1176 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1929|
|Bahá'í calendar||−668 – −667|
|English Regnal year||22 Hen. 2 – 23 Hen. 2|
|Chinese calendar||乙未年 (Wood Goat)
3872 or 3812
— to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
3873 or 3813
|- Vikram Samvat||1232–1233|
|- Shaka Samvat||1098–1099|
|- Kali Yuga||4277–4278|
|Japanese calendar||Angen 2
|Minguo calendar||736 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1719|
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- January – The Assize of Northampton is enacted in England.
- May 22 – The Hashshashin attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo.
- May 29 – Battle of Legnano: Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated by the Lombard League, leading to the pactum Anagninum (the Agreement of Anagni).
- September 17 – Battle of Myriokephalon: The Seljuq Turks defeat the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos.
- Al-Adil I, the Muslim ruler of Egypt, suppresses a revolt by the Christian Copts in the city of Qift, hanging nearly 3,000 of them on the trees around the city.
- Raynald of Châtillon is ransomed from prison in Aleppo.
- Construction begins on a stone-built London Bridge.
- Aberdeen in Scotland becomes a royal burgh.
- The first recorded Welsh Eisteddfod is held by Rhys ap Gruffydd at Cardigan.
- Unkei completes his Dainichi Nyorai (Enjō-ji) statue, a National Treasure of Japan.
- Sens Cathedral installs an horologe, presumed to be an early form of clock.
- The Carthusians are approved as a religious order.
- Henry de Bohun, 1st Earl of Hereford (d. 1220)
- Leopold VI, Duke of Austria (d. 1230)
- William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury (approximate date; d. 1226)
- Saint Sava, Serbian prince and archbishop (d. 1235)
- Subutai, Mongol general, involved in campaigns from the unification of Mongolia to the Battle of Mohi
- April 20 – Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130)
- May 13 – Matthias I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1119)
- August 23 – Emperor Rokujō of Japan (b. 1164)
- October 12 – William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, English politician (b. c. 1109)
- Rosamund Clifford, mistress of Henry II of England (b. 1150)
- Michael Aspietes, Byzantine general
- Saint Galdino della Sala, Italian archdeacon