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1164 ( ) was a MCLXIV leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
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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 attempts 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: 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.
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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. 
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References [ edit ]
^ Picard, Christophe (1997). La mer et les musulmans d'Occident VIIIe-XIIIe siècle. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
^ a b 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.