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|Ab urbe condita||1890|
|Balinese saka calendar||1058–1059|
|English Regnal year||2 Ste. 1 – 3 Ste. 1|
|Chinese calendar||丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)|
3833 or 3773
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丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
3834 or 3774
|- Vikram Samvat||1193–1194|
|- Shaka Samvat||1058–1059|
|- Kali Yuga||4237–4238|
|Japanese calendar||Hōen 3|
|Minguo calendar||775 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||1448/1449 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1679–1680|
1263 or 882 or 110
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1264 or 883 or 111
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- The Ethiopian Empire is established, under the Zagwe Dynasty.
- In the first commercial treaty between the Almohads and a Christian power, Genoa obtains trading rights in the ports of North Africa.
- In Song Dynasty China, 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.
- March – Stephen of England fails in his attempt to re-capture the Duchy of Normandy, from Empress Matilda of England.
- April 9 - Eleanor of Aquitaine becomes Duchess of Aquitaine, on the death of her Father, William X.
- June 4 – A fire destroys much of the city of York, including 39 churches and the York Minster cathedral. The event comes a day after a fire burns the cathedral in Rochester, Kent. Both fires are memorialized 600 years later by historian Paul de Rapin.
- June 27 – The city of Bath, Somerset, is burned.
- July 25 – Louis VII of France marries Eleanor of Aquitaine, daughter of William X, in Bordeaux Cathedral.
- August 1 – Louis succeeds as King of France, on the death of his father.
- A fleet of thirty-seven Almoravid ships attacks the coasts of southern Italy, under Norman rule.
- Rochester Cathedral in England is severely damaged by a fire, and soon rebuilt.
- Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria (d. 1193)
- Amalric I of Jerusalem
- Agnes of Poland, Grand Princess consort of Kiev
- Walter Map, Welsh historian (d. 1209)
- March 8 – Adela of Normandy, countess consort and regent of Blois (b. c. 1067)
- April 9 – William X, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1099)
- June 23 – Archbishop Adalbert of Mainz
- August 1 – King Louis VI of France (b. 1081)
- September 18 – Eric II of Denmark
- October 30 – Sergius VII, Duke of Naples
- December 3 or 4 – Lothair III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1075)
- date unknown
- probable – Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger, Byzantine soldier (b. 1062)
- Picard 1997.
- Palmer, Alan; Palmer, Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 61–63. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- "Fires, Great", in The Insurance Cyclopeadia: Being an Historical Treasury of Events and Circumstances Connected with the Origin and Progress of Insurance, Cornelius Walford, ed. (C. and E. Layton, 1876) p26
- "Decameron Web | History". www.brown.edu. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
- Ashley, Leonard (2013). The Complete Book of Vampires. Souvenir Press. p. 71. ISBN 9780285642270.
- "Lothar II (or III) | Holy Roman emperor". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved July 28, 2018.