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Year 1167 (MCLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
- April 12 – Charles VII of Sweden is murdered by Canute (son of Eric IX of Sweden), who proclaims himself king of Sweden. However, Charles's half brothers Boleslaw and Kol Sverkerson proclaim themselves kings of Östergötland, in opposition to Canute, which leads to fights for the power in Sweden until 1173.
- May 29 – Battle of Monte Porzio: The army of the Commune of Rome is defeated by the forces of Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor and the local princes; Pope Alexander III leaves Rome. Frederick proceeds to Rome, where he is crowned by Antipope Paschal III for the second time.
- Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor besieges Ancona.
- Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor installs his 3-year-old son Frederick as Duke of Swabia, in succession to the elder Frederick's cousin, Frederick IV.
- Peter of Blois becomes the tutor of William II of Sicily.
- Absalon, archbishop of Denmark, leads the first Danish synod at Lund.
- Absalon fortifies Copenhagen.
- Afonso I of Portugal is defeated by the Kingdom of Leon.
- Amalric I of Jerusalem unsuccessfully invades Egypt.
- William of Tyre becomes archdeacon of Tyre.
- The Oath of Pontida marks the foundation of the Lombard League.
- Henry II prohibits English students from attending the University of Paris; many settle at the University of Oxford.
- Taira no Kiyomori becomes the first samurai to be appointed Daijo Daijin, chief minister of the government of Japan.
- January 12 – St. Aelred of Rievaulx, abbot commonly believed to have died in the winter of 1167 (b. 1110)
- January 23 or January 28 – Rabbi Abraham ibn Ezra, mathematician, astronomer, and poet (b. 1092 or 1093)
- February 27 – Robert of Melun, English theologian and bishop
- April 12 – Charles VII, king of Sweden since 1161 (b. c. 1130)
- August 14 – Rainald of Dassel, Archbishop of Cologne (of epidemic after accompanying Frederick Barbarossa on a campaign into Latium) (b. c. 1120)
- September 10 – Maud, Holy Roman Empress, English throne claimant (b. 1102)
- Christian I, Count of Oldenburg
- Yesugei, father of Genghis Khan
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- ^ Sager, Peter (2005). Oxford and Cambridge: An Uncommon History. London: Thames & Hudson. p. 36. ISBN 0500512493.