|1216 by topic|
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|Ab urbe condita||1969|
|Balinese saka calendar||1137–1138|
|English Regnal year||17 Joh. 1 – 1 Hen. 3|
|Chinese calendar||乙亥年 (Wood Pig)
3912 or 3852
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丙子年 (Fire Rat)
3913 or 3853
|- Vikram Samvat||1272–1273|
|- Shaka Samvat||1137–1138|
|- Kali Yuga||4316–4317|
|Japanese calendar||Kenpō 4
|Minguo calendar||696 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1758–1759|
1342 or 961 or 189
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1343 or 962 or 190
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- January – First Barons' War: The English army sacks Berwick-on-Tweed, and raids southern Scotland.
- April 10 – Upon the death of Erik Knutsson, he is succeeded by his rival Johan Sverkersson, as king of Sweden.
- April 22 – Battle of Lipitsa: Mstislav the Daring and Konstantin of Rostov defeat their rivals for the rule of the Principality of Vladimir-Suzdal.
- May 21 – First Barons' War: Prince Louis of France, the future King Louis VIII, invades England in support of the barons, landing in Thanet. Entering London without opposition, he is proclaimed, but not crowned, King of England at Old St Paul's Cathedral.
- July 24 – The French Albigensian Crusaders of the castle of Beaucaire surrenders to Raymond, future count of Toulouse.
- October 18 or 19 – John, King of England, dies at Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire; he is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry, with William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, as regent. The young Henry III of England is crowned at Gloucester on October 28.
- November 12 – William Marshal and the papal legate to England, Guala Bicchieri, issue a Charter of Liberties, based on the Magna Carta, in the new King of England's name.
- Dresden receives city rights.
- In England, Roger of Wendover begins to cover contemporary events, in his continuation of the chronicle Flores Historiarum.
- July 24 – Pope Honorius III succeeds Pope Innocent III, as the 177th pope.
- December 22 – Pope Honorius III officially approves the Order of Preachers (the Dominican Order), by the Papal bull Religiosam vitam.
- Ballintubber Abbey is founded by King Cathal Crovdearg O'Connor of Connaught, in Ireland.
- Henry V of Luxembourg
- Robert I of Artois, Count of Artois
- Eric IV of Denmark (d. 1250)
- Zahed Gilani, Grand Master of the Zahediyeh Sufi Order (d. 1301)
- January 31 – Theodore II Eirenikos, Patriarch of Constantinople
- April 10 – Eric X of Sweden (b. 1180)
- June 11 – Henry of Flanders, emperor of the Latin Empire (poisoned) (b. c. 1174)
- July 16 – Pope Innocent III
- October 19 – John of England (b. 1166)
- Ida, Countess of Boulogne, French ruler (b. c. 1160)
- Kamo no Chōmei, Japanese author (b. 1155)
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 77–79. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Dell'Umbria, Alèssi (2006). Histoire universelle de Marseille. De l'an mil à l'an deux mille. Marseille: Agone. p. 27. ISBN 2-7489-0061-8.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 133–135. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Powicke, Maurice (1962). The Thirteenth Century 1216–1307. Oxford History of England, vol. 4 (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 5.