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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1176 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1176
Ab urbe condita1929
Armenian calendar625
Assyrian calendar5926
Balinese saka calendar1097–1098
Bengali calendar583
Berber calendar2126
English Regnal year22 Hen. 2 – 23 Hen. 2
Buddhist calendar1720
Burmese calendar538
Byzantine calendar6684–6685
Chinese calendar乙未年 (Wood Goat)
3872 or 3812
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
3873 or 3813
Coptic calendar892–893
Discordian calendar2342
Ethiopian calendar1168–1169
Hebrew calendar4936–4937
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1232–1233
 - Shaka Samvat1097–1098
 - Kali Yuga4276–4277
Holocene calendar11176
Igbo calendar176–177
Iranian calendar554–555
Islamic calendar571–572
Japanese calendarAngen 2
Javanese calendar1083–1084
Julian calendar1176
Korean calendar3509
Minguo calendar736 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−292
Seleucid era1487/1488 AG
Thai solar calendar1718–1719
Tibetan calendar阴木羊年
(female Wood-Goat)
1302 or 921 or 149
    — to —
(male Fire-Monkey)
1303 or 922 or 150

The Rum Turks ambush the Byzantines at the pass of Myriokephalon (1880).

Year 1176 (MCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar, the 1176th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 176th year of the 2nd millennium, the 76th year of 12th century, and the 7th year of the 1170s decade.


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Byzantine Empire[edit]

  • Summer – Emperor Manuel I (Komnenos) assembles a Byzantine expeditionary force, and marches towards Iconium, the Seljuk capital. Meanwhile, hordes of Seljuk Turks destroy crops and poison water supplies, to make Manuel's march more difficult, and harass the Byzantine army, in order to force it into the Meander Valley. Kilij Arslan II, ruler of the Sultanate of Rum, hears of the expedition, and sends envoys to ask for peace.[1]
  • September 17Battle of Myriokephalon: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine forces led by Manuel I, who are ambushed when moving through a narrow mountain pass near Lake Beyşehir. The Byzantines are dispersed and surrounded. They suffer heavy casualties and their siege equipment is destroyed. Manuel flees in panic and is forced to sign a peace treaty with Kilij Arslan II.[2]




  • Al-Adil I, Ayyubid governor of Egypt, suppresses a revolt by the Christian Copts in the city of Qift, hanging nearly 3,000 of them on the trees near the city.



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