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This article is about the year 1160.
|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1130s 1140s 1150s – 1160s – 1170s 1180s 1190s|
|Years:||1157 1158 1159 – 1160 – 1161 1162 1163|
|1160 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1160 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1913|
|English Regnal year||6 Hen. 2 – 7 Hen. 2|
|Chinese calendar||己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
3856 or 3796
— to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
3857 or 3797
|- Vikram Samvat||1216–1217|
|- Shaka Samvat||1082–1083|
|- Kali Yuga||4261–4262|
|Japanese calendar||Heiji 2 / Eiryaku 1
|Minguo calendar||752 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1471/1472 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1702–1703|
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- The Almohads conquer Mahdia from the Normans after an important naval success near the city against Christian reenforcement coming from Sicily.
- A commercial treaty between the Almohad caliphate and the Republic of Pisa opens the North African ports to Tuscan merchants.
- The Heiji Rebellion continues in Japan. Some 500 Minamoto rebels opposed to the retired emperor Go-Shirakawa carry out a daring raid on the Sanjo Palace.
- Yasovarman II succeeds his uncle Dharanindravarman as ruler of the Khmer Empire. Dharanindravarman's son Jayavarman acquiesces to his cousin's succession and goes into exile in neighboring Champa.
- Reynald of Chatillon is arrested by the Muslims.
- February 3 – Emperor Frederick Barbarossa takes Crema, Italy following a cruel siege, as part of his campaign against the independent Italian city-states.
- May 18 – Erik Jedvardsson is murdered, after which his murderer Magnus Henriksen proclaims himself king of Sweden. He is murdered in turn the following year, however. Eric is soon worshipped as a saint. Though never formally canonized by the pope, he eventually becomes the patron saint of Sweden.
- Large Portuguese offensive in the Alentejo against the Muslims.
- The city of Tomar is founded in Portugal by Gualdim Pais.
- Spital am Semmering is founded by Margrave Ottokar III of Styria.
- A plot of land at Miholjanec is donated to the Knights Templar, who build a monastery in nearby Zdelia; this is the earliest historical mention of the Templars in Croatia and Hungary.
- October 4 – Alys, Countess of the Vexin, daughter of Louis VII of France (d. c. 1220)
- Yaqub, Almohad Caliph, ruler of Morocco (d. 1199)
- John de Courcy, Earl of Ulster (d. 1219)
- Rabbi David Kimhi, biblical commentator (d. 1235)
- Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, French crusader (d. 1218)
- Taira no Noritsune, Japanese warrior (d. 1185)
- Geoffrey of Villehardouin, French chronicler (d. c. (1212)
- Ibn al-Athir, Anatolian historian (d. 1233)
- Sibylla of Jerusalem, daughter of Almaric I and Agnes of Courtenay (d. 1190)
- Dulce, Queen of Portugal, spouse of King Sancho I of Portugal (d. 1198)
- Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din, the second emir of Damascus.
- Robin Hood, a heroic outlaw in English folklore (d. 1247)
- Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen (d. 1218)
- February 11 – Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Japanese general (b. 1123)
- May 18 – Eric Jedvardsson, king of Sweden since 1156 (b. c. 1120)
- July 20 – Peter Lombard, French scholastic philosopher (b. c. 1100)
- October 4 – Constance of Castile, Queen of France (b. 1141)
- date unknown
- Picard, Christophe (1997). La mer et les musulmans d'Occident VIIIe-XIIIe siècle. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
- Picard, Christophe (2000). Le Portugal musulman, VIIIe-XIIIe siècle: L'Occident d'al-Andalus sous domination islamique. Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose. p. 110. ISBN 2-7068-1398-9.
- Hunyadi, Zsolt; Laszlovszky, József. The Crusades and the Military Orders. Central European University. Dept. of Medieval Studies. p. 246. ISBN 978-963-9241-42-8.