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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 11th century12th century13th century
Decades: 1140s  1150s  1160s  – 1170s –  1180s  1190s  1200s
Years: 1174 1175 117611771178 1179 1180


  • November 25 — Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon beat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
  • During the third year of the Angen era in Japan, a fire devastates Kyoto.
  • Benedictus Abbas becomes abbot of Peterborough.
  • Byland Abbey is started in Yorkshire by the Cistercians.
  • Casimir II becomes duke of Poland.
  • The Cham sack the Khmer capital of Angkor Wat.
  • Roger de Moulins becomes Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller.
  • Moscow is burned down.
  • Puigcerdà is founded by Alfonso II of Aragon.
  • Leopold V becomes Duke of Austria.
  • September 27Pope Alexander III sends a letter to Prester John, believing he is real.
  • Treaty of Venice — Frederick I Barbarossa accepts Alexander III as Pope
  • Estonians attack Pskov during winter.


  • Baldwin V, king of Jerusalem (d. 1186)
  • Robert de Ros, English baron (d. 1226)
  • Philip of Swabia, enemy of Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1208)


  • January 13 — Henry II of Austria (b. 1107)
  • William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon, father of Baldwin V of Jerusalem (b. early 1140s)
  • Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk (b. 1095)

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