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This article is about the year 1186.
|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1150s 1160s 1170s – 1180s – 1190s 1200s 1210s|
|Years:||1183 1184 1185 – 1186 – 1187 1188 1189|
|1186 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1186 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1939|
|English Regnal year||32 Hen. 2 – 33 Hen. 2|
|Chinese calendar||乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
3882 or 3822
— to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
3883 or 3823
|- Vikram Samvat||1242–1243|
|- Shaka Samvat||1107–1108|
|- Kali Yuga||4286–4287|
|Japanese calendar||Bunji 2
|Minguo calendar||726 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1497/1498 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1728–1729|
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- January 27 – Constance of Sicily marries Henry (the future Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor).
- John the Chanter becomes Bishop of Exeter.
- The Byzantine Empire recognizes the independence of Bulgaria and Serbia.
- Joscius becomes Archbishop of Tyre.
- Jayavarman VII, the king of Cambodia, founds the temple of Ta Prohm.
- After the death of the child-king Baldwin V, his mother succeeds him as Sibylla of Jerusalem and appoints her disfavoured husband Guy de Lusignan king consort. This comes as a shock to Jerusalem's court, who had earlier forced the possible future Queen into promising that should she become so, she would not appoint him the title.
- May 18 – Konstantin of Rostov, Prince of Novgorod (d. 1218)
- May 28 (probable) – Queen Urraca of Portugal, wife of King Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1220)
- Iziaslav IV Vladimirovich, Grand Prince of Kiev
- Ögedei Khan, third son of Genghis Khan and second Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1241)
- Song Ci, Chinese physician and judge (d. 1249)
- January 26 – Ismat ad-Din Khatun, wife of Saladin
- May 29 or June 23 or June 24 – Robert of Torigni
- June 1 – Minamoto no Yukiie, Japanese warlord
- August 19 – Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158)
- August – Baldwin V of Jerusalem (b. 1177)
- September 29 – William of Tyre, Archbishop of Tyre (b. c. 1130)