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This article is about the year 1174.
|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1140s 1150s 1160s – 1170s – 1180s 1190s 1200s|
|Years:||1171 1172 1173 – 1174 – 1175 1176 1177|
- April 7 – Richard of Dover enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury in England.
- July 13 – Battle of Alnwick: William I of Scotland is captured by Ranulf de Glanvill after attacking England in support of the Revolt of 1173–1174 against King Henry II there and Henry occupies part of Scotland.
- September 30 – Treaty of Montlouis: The Revolt of 1173–1174 by his sons against King Henry II of England ends peacefully.
- December 8 – Treaty of Falaise signed between Henry II of England and William I of Scotland permits William's release in return for homage.
- Henry II of England acknowledges Rosamund Clifford as his mistress.
- Fire destroys most of Padua, Italy.
- The city of Pombal, Portugal is founded by Gualdim Pais.
- Battle of Thurles in Ireland: Donal Mór Ó Brian defeats a Norman incursion into Thomond.
- Horse racing at Newmarket in England is first recorded, making it the earliest known racing venue of the post-classical era.
- July 11 – Baldwin IV, 13, becomes King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyre as chancellor.
- Saladin captures Damascus.
- The last Toltec king commits suicide.
- May 15 – Nur ad-Din Zangi, ruler of Syria (b. 1118)
- June 28 – Andrei Bogolyubsky, Prince of Vladimir (b. c. 1111)
- July 11 – King Amalric I of Jerusalem (b. 1136)
- September 22 – Uchtred, Lord of Galloway (b. c. 1120)
- October 17 – Queen Petronila of Aragon (b. 1135)
- Everard des Barres, third Grand Master of the Knights Templar
- Miles of Plancy, French crusader
- Abels, Richard Philip; Bernard S. Bachrach (2001). The Normans and their adversaries at war. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. p. 100. ISBN 0-85115-847-1.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 69–72. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 126–127. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.