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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 11th century12th century13th century
Decades: 1080s  1090s  1100s  – 1110s –  1120s  1130s  1140s
Years: 1114 1115 111611171118 1119 1120

Year 1117 (MCXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Conflict between the independent republics of Mahdia and Gabes in Ifriqiya. Madhia is supported by the Zirid dynasty while Gabes receives the aid of the Roger I of Sicily.


  • Pelusium is destroyed by Baldwin I of Jerusalem.
  • Miidera and the sohei of Enryakuji attack Nara, Japan.


  • Borivoj II of Bohemia becomes prince in place of Vladislav I of Bohemia.
  • The people of Santiago de Compostela (present-day Spain) try to burn their prelate in his palace, along with the queen.
  • Iceland ends slavery.
  • Short-lived Almoravid reconquest of Coimbra (Portugal).

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  • The earliest use of a compass for navigational purposes is recorded.


  • Humphrey II of Toron, Constable of Jerusalem


  • April 16 – Saint Magnus, Earl of Orkney (executed)
  • December 9 – Gertrud of Brunswick, Markgräfin of Meißen
  • Anselm of Laon, French theologian
  • Ivo of Chartres, French canon lawyer (b. 1040)
  • Bertrade de Montfort, wife of Fulk IV of Anjou and Philip I of France
  • Li Zhiyi, Chinese poet
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