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|Ab urbe condita||1949|
|Balinese saka calendar||1117–1118|
|English Regnal year||7 Ric. 1 – 8 Ric. 1|
|Chinese calendar||乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)|
3892 or 3832
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丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
3893 or 3833
|- Vikram Samvat||1252–1253|
|- Shaka Samvat||1117–1118|
|- Kali Yuga||4296–4297|
|Japanese calendar||Kenkyū 7|
|Minguo calendar||716 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||1507/1508 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1738–1739|
1322 or 941 or 169
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1323 or 942 or 170
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- England is struck by a pestilence and a resulting famine
- Spring – In London, a popular uprising of the poor against the rich is led by William Fitz Osbern.
- Upon the death of Knut Eriksson, he is succeeded peacefully as king of Sweden, by his rival Sverker the Younger.
- According to a popular legend, Prince Madog of Gwynedd reaches North America, in what is present-day Alabama.
- Stefan Prvovencani becomes Grand Župan of Serbia.
- General Choe Chung-heon takes control in Korea.
- The first recorded use is made of "Katherine", as a female first name in England.
- January 3 – Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231)
- Alice of Champagne, queen consort and regent of Cyprus, and regent of Jerusalem (d. 1246)
- April 23 – Béla III of Hungary (b. c.1148)
- August 15 – Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173)
- November – Dulcea of Worms, German-Jewish moneylender
- King Alfonso II of Aragon (b. 1152)
- Tsar Ivan Asen I of Bulgaria
- Eschiva of Ibelin, queen consort of Cyprus (b. 1160)
- William Fitz Osbern
- Knut Eriksson, king of Sweden since 1167
- Mrokota, bishop of Poznań
- King John by Warren. Published by University of California Press in 1961. p. 60