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This article is about the year 1208. For the punk band, see 1208 (band).
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1170s  1180s  1190s  – 1200s –  1210s  1220s  1230s
Years: 1205 1206 120712081209 1210 1211
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Gregorian calendar 1208
Ab urbe condita 1961
Armenian calendar 657
Assyrian calendar 5958
Bengali calendar 615
Berber calendar 2158
English Regnal year Joh. 1 – 10 Joh. 1
Buddhist calendar 1752
Burmese calendar 570
Byzantine calendar 6716–6717
Chinese calendar 丁卯(Fire Rabbit)
3904 or 3844
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
3905 or 3845
Coptic calendar 924–925
Discordian calendar 2374
Ethiopian calendar 1200–1201
Hebrew calendar 4968–4969
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1264–1265
 - Shaka Samvat 1129–1130
 - Kali Yuga 4308–4309
Holocene calendar 11208
Igbo calendar 208–209
Iranian calendar 586–587
Islamic calendar 604–605
Japanese calendar Jōgen (Kamakura period) 2
Javanese calendar 1116–1117
Julian calendar 1208
Korean calendar 3541
Minguo calendar 704 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −260
Thai solar calendar 1750–1751

Year 1208 (MCCVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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  • April 15 – A fire breaks out in the Song Chinese capital city of Hangzhou, raging for 4 days and nights, destroying 58,097 houses over an area of more than 3 miles, killing 59 people, and an unrecorded number of other people who are trampled while attempting to flee. The government provides temporary lodging for 5,345 people in nearby Buddhist and Taoist monasteries. The collective victims of the disaster are given 160,000 strings of cash, along with 400 tons of rice. Some of the government officials who lost their homes take up residence in rented boathouses on the nearby West Lake.


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  1. ^ King John by Warren. Published by University of California Press in 1961. p. 171