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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1137 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1137
Ab urbe condita1890
Armenian calendar586
Assyrian calendar5887
Balinese saka calendar1058–1059
Bengali calendar544
Berber calendar2087
English Regnal yearSte. 1 – 3 Ste. 1
Buddhist calendar1681
Burmese calendar499
Byzantine calendar6645–6646
Chinese calendar丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
3834 or 3627
    — to —
丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
3835 or 3628
Coptic calendar853–854
Discordian calendar2303
Ethiopian calendar1129–1130
Hebrew calendar4897–4898
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1193–1194
 - Shaka Samvat1058–1059
 - Kali Yuga4237–4238
Holocene calendar11137
Igbo calendar137–138
Iranian calendar515–516
Islamic calendar531–532
Japanese calendarHōen 3
Javanese calendar1043–1044
Julian calendar1137
Korean calendar3470
Minguo calendar775 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−331
Seleucid era1448/1449 AG
Thai solar calendar1679–1680
Tibetan calendar阳火龙年
(male Fire-Dragon)
1263 or 882 or 110
    — to —
(female Fire-Snake)
1264 or 883 or 111
John II (Komnenos) (1087–1143)

Year 1137 (MCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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Byzantine Empire[edit]

  • Spring – Emperor John II (Komnenos) leads a Byzantine expeditionary force into Cilicia (the Byzantine fleet guards his flank). He defeats the Armenians under Prince Leo I ("Lord of the Mountains"), and captures the cities of Mersin, Tarsus, Adana and Mamistra. Leo retreats to the great fortifications of Anazarbus – where its garrison resists for 37 days. The Byzantine siege engines batter down its walls, and the city is forced to surrender. Leo escapes into the Taurus Mountains, while the Byzantine forces march southward into the plain of Antioch.[1]
  • August 29 – John II appears before the walls of Antioch, and encamps with the Byzantine army on the north bank of the Orontes River. For several days he besieges the city, Raymond of Poitiers (prince of Antioch) is forced to surrender. He recognizes John as his suzerain and becomes with Joscelin II (count of Edessa) a vassal of the Byzantine Empire.[2]






  • In China during the Song Dynasty, a fire breaks out in the new capital of Hangzhou. The government suspends the requirement of rent payments, alms of 108,840 kg (120 tons) of rice are distributed to the poor, and items such as bamboo, planks and rush-matting are exempted from government taxation.




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