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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 11th century12th century13th century
Decades: 1150s  1160s  1170s  – 1180s –  1190s  1200s  1210s
Years: 1178 1179 118011811182 1183 1184


  • Jayavarman VII defeats the Cham and assumes control of the Khmer kingdom.
  • The word Albigensians first used by chronicler Geoffroy du Breuil of Vigeois to describe the inhabitants of Albi, France.
  • September 1Pope Lucius III succeeds Pope Alexander III as the 171st pope.
  • Chinese and Japanese astronomers observe what has since come to be understood as a supernova. One of only eight supernovae in the Milky Way observed in recorded history, it appeared in the constellation Cassiopeia and was visible in the night sky for about 185 days. The radio source 3C58 is thought to be the remnant from this event.
  • Beginning of the Yowa era in Japan. The era is marked by famine.


  • Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian founder of the Franciscan Order (died 1226)
  • Saint Teresa of Portugal
  • Jayavarman VII, king of the Khmer (died 1219)


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