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Coins of David the Builder
Georgians under their King David the Builder destroy a numerically far superior army of the Seljuks in the Battle of Didgori .
1121 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 569/570 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1113/14
Buddhist calendar 1664/65 (southern Buddhism); 1663/64 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 63rd (64th) cycle

Year of the Metal Ox辛丑 ( at the beginning of the year Metal Rat 庚子)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 483/484 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 499/500 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 514/515 (March 21/22)
Jewish calendar 4881/82 (September 14/15)
Coptic calendar 837/838
Malayalam calendar 296/297
Seleucid era Babylon: 1431/32 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1432/33 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1159
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1177/78 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


David the Builder, in his left hand a model of the Gelati Monastery (wall painting from the Gelati Monastery)
  • August 12: A Georgian army under King David the Builder and his son Demetre annihilate a numerically superior army of the Seljuks under Ilghazi , the emir of Mardin and Aleppo, in the battle of the Didgori . The outcome of the battle enabled the retaking of Tbilisi and large parts of the Caucasus that were previously under Islamic domination. The victory, which contemporaries praised as a supernatural miracle, established the medieval heyday of Georgia and still occupies an important place in Georgian identity today.

Fatimid Empire

  • December 11th: al-Afdal Shahanshah , vizier in the Fatimid Empire, who as regent exercises absolute control over the empire, is assassinated on behalf of Caliph al-Amir . Officially, the murder was charged with a Nizarite assassination squad.

First documentary mentions

Science and culture





Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1121


Date of death secured

  • January 6th: Erminold , Benedictine abbot in the convent near Regensburg
  • February 22nd: Werner IV. "Von Grüningen" , Count of Maden, Count of Neckargau and Burgrave of Worms (* around 1060)
  • August 7th: Ulrich I of Passau , founder of the monastery and bishop of the Diocese of Passau (* around 1027)
  • December 13: Ulrich von Eppenstein , Abbot of St. Gallen and Patriarch of Aquileia (* around 1055)
  • 28./30. December: Erlung , Bishop of Würzburg

Exact date of death unknown

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