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- August 12 – Battle of Didgori: King David the Builder of Georgia, with 55,600 troops, defeats the 300,000-strong Muslim coalition forces at Mount Didgori, in eastern Georgia.
- December 25 (Christmas Day) – The Praemonstratensian Order (Norbertines) is formed, when a group of canons make solemn vows at Prémontré.
- A provincial synod held at Soissons condemns Peter Abelard's writings on the Trinity. Abelard writes Sic et Non.
- The third and largest church is completed at Cluny Abbey.
- Reading Abbey is founded in England.
- A large rebellion takes place in Córdoba, Spain, against the ruling Almoravids.
- December 11 – Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Fatimid Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066)
- William of Champeaux, French philosopher
- Zhou Tong, archery teacher and second military arts tutor of Song dynasty General Yue Fei
- "History of the Norbertines and St. Norbert". Orange County, California: St Michael's Abbey. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
- Sutton, Ian (1999). Architecture, from Ancient Greece to the Present. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0-500-20316-3.
- Meynier, Gilbert (2010). L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique: de l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte. p. 87.