Calendar overview 1161
|Magnus Erlingsson becomes King of Norway .|
|1161 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||609/610 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1704/05 (southern Buddhism); 1703/04 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||64th (65th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||523/524 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||556/557 (December 20-21)|
|Jewish calendar||4921/22 (September 22/23)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1471/72 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1472/73 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1217/18 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- Five-year-old Magnus Erlingsson , grandson of Sigurd I and thus capable of being a king, is elevated to the rank of King of Norway by his supporters , while Håkon II , who is only nine years older, still rules in the Oslofjord .
Other events in Northern and Central Europe
- October 18 : Heinrich the Lion issues the Artlenburg privilege in the state parliament on the Ertheneburg , in which Lübeck merchants are legally equated with the Gotland merchants who have dominated the Baltic Sea trade up to now .
- In Visby on Gotland , the community of German Gotland drivers is founded, which turns out to be the nucleus of the Hanseatic League .
- Engelbert I becomes Count von Berg .
First documentary mentions
- Bernloch , Bittelbronn , Damphreux , Eichelberg , Forst , Hambrücken , Obergösgen , Spielberg , Elster (Elbe) and Trochtelfingen are first mentioned in a document.
- At the Council of Lodi , Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa had Pope Viktor IV appoint Conrad I von Wittelsbach Archbishop of Mainz after the two previous incumbents, Christian I von Buch and Rudolf von Zähringen, had been deposed and excommunicated.
Date of birth saved
Exact date of birth unknown
- Baldwin the Leper , King of Jerusalem († 1185 )
- Beatrix d'Albon , Dauphine von Viennois († 1228 )
- Konstanze von der Bretagne , Duchess of Brittany († 1201 )
- Sancho of Roussillon , Margrave of Provence († 1223 )
- Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje , person of Tibetan Buddhism († 1211 )
- Wladyslaw Dünnbein , Senior Duke of Poland († 1231 )
Date of death secured
- February 4th : Inge Krogrygg , King of Norway (* 1135 )
- February 10 : New Year's Eve , Bishop of Prague
- April 18 : Theobald von Bec , Archbishop of Canterbury (* around 1090 )
- August 16 : Günther von Henneberg , Bishop of Speyer
- September 1 : Melisende , Queen of Jerusalem (* 1105 )
- September 13 : Tala'i ibn Ruzzik , vizier of the Fatimids (* 1102 )
- September 20 : Engelbert von Attel and Reichenhall , Graf (* around 1100 )
- October 12th : Heinrich V , Duke of Carinthia
- October 18 : Bruno , Bishop of Hildesheim
- October 28 : Imar of Tusculum , French Benedictine and Cardinal (* around 1105 / 1110 )
- November 21 : Wilhelm III. , Count of Nevers (* around 1110 )
Exact date of death unknown
- Berthold I. von Boblas , Bishop of Naumburg
- Magnus Henriksson , Swedish King (* around 1130 )
- Rechungpa , main student of the great Tibetan yogi Milarepa (* 1084 )
- Fergus , first King or Lord of Galloway
- Ibn Zuhr , Arab doctor, surgeon and teacher (* 1092 )