- Diarmaid Mac Murrough has the abbey of Kildare in Ireland burned and the abbess raped. He becomes king of the province of Leinster.
- Malachy is made bishop of Armagh in Ireland to impose the Roman liturgy on the independent Irish church.
- Foundation of Fountains Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey, in Yorkshire
- Start of the Japanese era 長承 (Choushou)
- Joachim of Fiore, Italian mystic and abbot.
- Ziya ad-Din Ghazi, Salduqid ruler of Erzurum
- Mstislav, ruler of Kievan Rus