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- Genghis Khan defeats the Jurkins. Mukhali's father gives him and his brother to Genghis Khan, as personal hereditary slaves.
- Amalric II succeeds Henry II of Champagne, as King of Jerusalem.
- Theobald III becomes Count of Champagne.
- Kaloyan becomes Tsar of Bulgaria.
- Corfu is occupied by the Genoese.
- Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury, negotiates a peace with Wales.
- North Crawley is split into Great Crawley and Little Crawley.
- Philip of Swabia marries Irene Angelina, daughter of Byzantine emperor Isaac II.
- Danish king Knud raids area of present day Estonia.
- Saracen pirates, from the Balearic Islands, raid the city of Toulon in Provence, and the Benedictine monastery of Saint Honorat, on the Lérins Islands.
- Rainy weather causes the harvest to fail in western Europe. One of the worst famines of the century ensues.
- July – Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse (d. 1249)
- October 22 – Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)
- Princess Rishi of Japan (d. 1251)
- Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy (d. 1253)
- January – William Longchamp, Lord Chancellor of England and bishop
- April 28 – Rhys ap Gruffydd, Welsh ruler (b. 1132)
- August/September – Marguerite of France, queen consort of England, Hungary and Croatia (b. 1158)
- September 10 – Henry II, Count of Champagne (b. 1166)
- September 28 – Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1165)
- Sulev Vahtre (2007). Eesti ajalugu: kronoloogia. 2007. Printed by "Olion". Pp 21
- Unité mixte de recherche 5648--Histoire et archéologie des mondes chrétiens et musulmans médiévaux. Pays d'Islam et monde latin, Xe-XIIIe siècle: textes et documents. Lyon: Presses Universitaires de Lyon.
- Chester Jordan, William (1997). The great famine: northern Europe in the early fourteenth century. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-05891-1.