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- Baldwin I of Jerusalem undertakes an invasion of Egypt.
- The Zirid ruler of Ifriqiya, Ali ibn Yahya, conquers the independent island of Jerba, then acting as an independent piratical republic.
- The Aztecs leave Aztlán, searching for the site of what will eventually become Tenochtitlán (later Mexico City).
- July 15 – Doge Ordelafo Faliero, of the Republic of Venice, conquers the troops of Stephen II of Hungary, who have arrived to relieve Zadar; the remaining towns of Dalmatia surrender to Venice.
- The Portuguese, under the leadership of Countess Theresa, take two Galician cities, Tui and Ourense. In reply, the sister of Countess Theresa, Queen Urraca of Leon and Castile, attacks Portugal.
- Almoravid troops conquer the Balearic islands, whose Muslim king has been severely weakened by Pisan and Catalan raiders.
Arts and technology
- The modern book, of separate pages stitched together, is invented in China.
- Construction starts on the Chennakesava Temple in India.
- Aak music is introduced to the Korean court, by Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty.
- April 12 – Rikissa of Poland, queen in Sweden and grand princess of Minsk
- Roger de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford (d. 1173)
- February 3 – Coloman, King of Hungary (b. 1070)
- Robert of Arbrissel, French itinerant preacher, and founder of the abbey of Fontevrault (b. c. 1045)
- approximate date – Jimena Díaz, ruler of Valencia (b. c. 1046)
- Bresc, Henri (2003). "La Sicile et l'espace libyen au Moyen Age" (PDF). Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- Meynier, Gilbert (2010). L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique: De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte. p. 83.