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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 11th century12th century13th century
Decades: 1070s  1080s  1090s  – 1100s –  1110s  1120s  1130s
Years: 1105 1106 110711081109 1110 1111

Year 1108 (MCVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events

By area

Asia

  • The Taira and Minamoto clans join forces to rule Japan after defeating the warrior monks of the Enryakuji Temple near Kyoto.
  • Alexius I Comnenus and Bohemund I of Antioch negotiate the Treaty of Devol.

Europe

  • May – Battle of Uclés: The Almoravids defeat the Kingdom of Castile and roll back the advances of Reconquista; several towns recently captured by Christians are lost to the conquering Berbers such as Tarragona.
  • Saint Magnus becomes the first Earl of Orkney.
  • In Pistoia, Italy, the Cathedral of San Zeno burns to the ground.
  • Louis VI of France starts to rule.
  • First mention of the consuls of Bergamo indicating that the city has become an independent republic.

By topic

Religion

  • Chichester Cathedral is consecrated.


Births

  • Bohemund II of Antioch (d. 1131)
  • Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut (d. 1171)
  • Leopold IV, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1141)

Deaths

  • July 29 – King Philip I of France (b. 1052)
  • Saint Alberic

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