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|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1150s 1160s 1170s – 1180s – 1190s 1200s 1210s|
|Years:||1184 1185 1186 – 1187 – 1188 1189 1190|
|1187 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1187 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1940|
|Bahá'í calendar||−657 – −656|
|English Regnal year||33 Hen. 2 – 34 Hen. 2|
|Chinese calendar||丙午年 (Fire Horse)
3883 or 3823
— to —
丁未年 (Fire Goat)
3884 or 3824
|- Vikram Samvat||1243–1244|
|- Shaka Samvat||1109–1110|
|- Kali Yuga||4288–4289|
|Japanese calendar||Bunji 3
|Minguo calendar||725 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1730|
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- The Almohad caliph, Yaqub al-Mansur, reconquers the city of Gabes Ifriqiya from the Almoravid pretender, Ali b. Ghaniya.
- May 1 – Battle of Cresson: Saladin defeats the crusaders.
- July 4 – Battle of Hattin: Saladin defeats Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem.
- September 20–October 2 – Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem.
- King Jayavarman VII of Ankor Vat defeats the Cham conquerors.
- Ghorin Muhammed conquers Punjab.
- 19 October – Pope Urban III dies of a heart attack on hearing news of the Loss of Jerusalem
- October 29 – Pope Gregory VIII issues the bull Audita tremendi, proposing the Third Crusade.
- Alexius Branas attempts to seize Constantinople in defiance of his master Isaac II Angelus.
- Estonians, Curonians and Karelians destroy Sigtuna and kill the archbishop.
- Knut Eriksson builds a castle in the island of Stockholm.
- Genoa takes Bonifacio (in Corsica) from Pisa.
- Glanvill, an official of King Henry II, describes how villeins can be free (approximate date).
- Florence takes control of the neighboring city of Empoli.
- To finance the siege of Zara, the Doge of Venice grants the benefits of the revenue from the salt tax to a consortium of creditors. Pledging the income from the Salt Office becomes a staple of the city's finance.
- October 21 – Pope Gregory VIII succeeds Pope Urban III as the 173rd pope.
- The Cathedral of St. Jacob is consecrated in Szczecin, Pomerania.
- March 29 – Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (d. 1203)
- September 5 – King Louis VIII of France (d. 1226)
- Vladimir III Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (d. 1239)
- May 1 – Roger de Moulins, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
- July 4 – Raynald of Chatillon, Prince of Antioch (executed) (b. c. 1125)
- September/October – Count Raymond III of Tripoli (b. 1140)
- October 19 – Pope Urban III
- November 9 – Emperor Gaozong of China (b. 1107)
- December 17 – Pope Gregory VIII (b. c. 1100)
- Gerard of Cremona, Italian translator of scientific works (b. c. 1114)
- Picard, Christophe (1997). La mer et les musulmans d'Occident VIIIe-XIIIe siècle. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
- Colombani, Philippe (2010). Héros corses du Moyen Age. Ajaccio: Albiana. p. 173. ISBN 978-2-84698-338-9.
- Munro, John H. (2003). "The Medieval Origins of the Financial Revolution". The International History Review 15 (3): 506–562.