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- The Almohad emir, Abd al-Mu'min, prepares a gigantic fleet of some four hundred ships to invade Spain. He dies the following year, before the fleet is completed.
- July 24 – Emperor Gaozong abdicates to Emperor Xiaozong.
- July 25 – Emperor Xiaozong announces he will posthumously rehabilitate Yue Fei.
- The Beisi Pagoda of Song Dynasty China is completed.
- June 3 – Thomas Becket is consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury, in England.
- July 15 – Ladislaus II of Hungary is declared King of Hungary.
- Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa seizes and destroys Milan, scattering its inhabitants among four villages.
- October 13 – Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile (d. 1214)
- Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi, Abbasid traveler and writer (d. 1231)
- Fujiwara no Teika, Japanese writer (d. 1241)
- Muhammad of Ghor, Persian conqueror and sultan (d. 1206)
- Renier of Montferrat, Byzantine politician (d. 1183)
- Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford (d. 1218)
- Genghis Khan, Great Khan and founder of the Mongol Empire (d. 1227)
- June 27 or September 27 – Eudes II, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1118)
- July 7 – King Haakon II of Norway
- August 6 – Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (b. c. 1113)
- Iziaslav III of Kiev
- Angharad ferch Owain, Welsh queen (b. 1065)
- Ibn Zuhr, Arab physician (b. 1090)
- Picard C. (1997) La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp.77