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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 11th century12th century13th century
Decades: 1080s  1090s  1100s  – 1110s –  1120s  1130s  1140s
Years: 1113 1114 111511161117 1118 1119

Year 1116 (MCXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events

By area

Africa

  • Baldwin I of Jerusalem begins an invasion of Egypt.
  • The Zirid ruler of Ifriqiya, Ali ibn Yahya, takes over the independent island of Jerba, then acting as an independent piratical republic.

Americas

Europe

  • The Portuguese, under the leadership of countess Theresa take two Galician cities, Tui and Ourense. In reply, the sister of Countess Theresa, Queen Urraca of Leon and Castile, attacks Portugal.
  • Almoravid troops take over the Balearic islands whose Muslim king had been severely weakened by Pisan and Catalan raiders.

By topic

Arts and technology

  • The modern book of separate pages stitched together is invented in China.
  • Construction starts on the Chennakesava Temple in India.
  • Aak music is introduced to the Korean court by Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty.


Births

  • Roger de Clare, 3rd Earl of Hertford (d. 1173)

Deaths

  • February 3 – Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070)
  • February 25 – Robert of Arbrissel, a preacher and founder of the abbey of Fontevrault (b. c. 1045)

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