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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 11th century12th century13th century
Decades: 1090s  1100s  1110s  – 1120s –  1130s  1140s  1150s
Years: 1117 1118 111911201121 1122 1123
Jurchen translation of the Chinese couplet, Ming wang shen de, si yi xian bin ("明王慎德.四夷咸宾": "When a wise king is heedful of virtue, foreigners from all quarters come as guests")

Year 1120 (MCXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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  • The Song Dynasty governor of the seaport of Quanzhou, Fujian, China, reports the population of his city has reached 500,000.
  • August–September (the eighth month of the Chinese calendar) – Wanyan Xiyin completes the design of the first version of the Jurchen script


  • January 16 – The Council of Nablus is held in the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • June 17 – at the Battle of Cutanda, the Aragonese troops of Alfonso I defeat the Almoravid army.
  • November 25 – The White Ship is wrecked in the English Channel, resulting in the death of the son of King Henry I of England.
  • Walcher of Malvern creates a system of measurement for the earth using degrees, minutes, and seconds of latitude and longitude.
  • Construction begins on Llandaff Cathedral in Wales.
  • Foundation of Freiburg in Breisgau.
  • Under admirals Abu Abd Allah ibn Maymum of Almeria and Isa ibn Mayum of Sevilla, the Almoravid fleet attacks the Christian kingdom of Galicia.



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