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This article is about the year 1137.
|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1100s 1110s 1120s – 1130s – 1140s 1150s 1160s|
|Years:||1134 1135 1136 – 1137 – 1138 1139 1140|
|1137 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Births – Deaths|
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|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1137 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1890|
|English Regnal year||2 Ste. 1 – 3 Ste. 1|
|Chinese calendar||丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
3833 or 3773
— to —
丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
3834 or 3774
|- Vikram Samvat||1193–1194|
|- Shaka Samvat||1059–1060|
|- Kali Yuga||4238–4239|
|Japanese calendar||Hōen 3
|Minguo calendar||775 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1448/1449 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1679–1680|
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- The Ethiopian Empire is established under the Zagwe dynasty.
- 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 exempt from government taxation.
- March – Stephen of England fails in his attempt to re-capture the Duchy of Normandy from Empress Matilda of England.
- July 25 – Louis VII of France marries Eleanor of Aquitaine, daughter of William X, in Bordeaux Cathedral. On 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, but is soon rebuilt.
- Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria (d. 1193)
- Amalric I of Jerusalem
- Walter Map, Welsh historian (d. 1209)
- March 8 – Adela of Normandy, by marriage countess 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 – Lothair III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1075)
- date unknown –
- probable – Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger, Byzantine soldier (b. 1062)