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This article is about the year 1164. For the IEEE VHDL package specification, see IEEE 1164.
|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1130s 1140s 1150s – 1160s – 1170s 1180s 1190s|
|Years:||1161 1162 1163 – 1164 – 1165 1166 1167|
|1164 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1164 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1917|
|English Regnal year||10 Hen. 2 – 11 Hen. 2|
|Chinese calendar||癸未年 (Water Goat)
3860 or 3800
— to —
甲申年 (Wood Monkey)
3861 or 3801
|- Vikram Samvat||1220–1221|
|- Shaka Samvat||1085–1086|
|- Kali Yuga||4264–4265|
|Japanese calendar||Chōkan 2
|Minguo calendar||748 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1475/1476 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1706–1707|
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- A commercial treaty grants access to Almohad-dominated ports to merchants from several European powers including Marseille and Savona.
- January – A council of nobles and bishops meeting with Henry II of England at Clarendon Palace passes the Constitutions of Clarendon which attempt to restore royal jurisdiction over the Church in the Kingdom of England.
- November 2 – Thomas Becket, having contended with Henry II of England over the power of secular courts, is found guilty of contempt of court and exiled to France where he solicits support from the Pope and the King of France.
- Battle of Renfrew, in which the Norse-Gaelic forces of Somerled, King of the Isles invade the Kingdom of Scotland and are routed by the Scottish forces under the command of Herbert, Bishop of Glasgow, and Walter fitz Alan, Steward of Scotland.
- Henry I, Count of Champagne, marries Marie of France.
- The city of Tver is first mentioned in written records.
- The Republic of Venice imitates the Genoese example and secures its loans against fiscal revenues to obtain lower interest rates. In the first operation of this kind, the Republic obtains 1150 silver marci for 12 years of the taxes levied on the Rialto market.
- August 5 – Uppsala is recognized as the seat of the Swedish metropolitan with the coronation of its first archbishop Stefan by Pope Alexander III.
- Antipope Paschal III is elected by cardinals supporting Frederick Barbarossa.
- Olaf II of Norway is canonized as Saint Olaf.
- Archbishop Rainald of Dassel brings relics of the Magi from Milan to Cologne.
- February 14 – Prince Svyatoslav Olgovich of Novgorod-Seversky
- March 13 – Fujiwara no Tadamichi, Japanese regent (b. 1097)
- April 20 – Antipope Victor IV
- May 19 – Saint Bashnouna, Egyptian saint and martyr
- June 18 – Elisabeth of Schönau, German Benedictine visionary (b. c. 1129)
- September 14 – Emperor Sutoku of Japan (b. 1119)
- December 31 – Margrave Ottokar III of Styria
- date unknown – Somerled, King of the Isles
- Picard, Christophe (1997). La mer et les musulmans d'Occident VIIIe-XIIIe siècle. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 125–126. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Munro, John H. (2003). "The Medieval Origins of the Financial Revolution". The International History Review. 15 (3): 506–562.