Calendar overview 1166
|Wilhelm II becomes King of Sicily .|
|1166 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||614/615 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1709/10 (southern Buddhism); 1708/09 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||64th (65th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||528/529 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||561/562 (October 27-28)|
|Jewish calendar||4926/27 (August 28-29)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1476/77 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1477/78 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1222/23 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
Holy Roman Empire
- The Tübingen feud is resolved through the intervention of Emperor Friedrich I. Barbarossa .
- Friedrich Barbarossa imposes the imperial ban on the city of Salzburg .
Kingdom of Sicily
- May 7th : Wilhelm II. Succeeds his father Wilhelm I. King of Sicily , temporarily under the reign of his mother Margaret of Navarre .
- Wilhelm II authorizes the reconstruction of the city of Bari, which his father destroyed ten years ago .
City rights and first documentary mentions
- January 8th : Aachen receives city rights as well as market and mint rights and becomes a free imperial city
- The Codex Falkensteinensis is drawn up.
- Presumed year of installation of the Brunswick Lion in front of Dankwarderode Castle by Heinrich the Lion .
- Consecration of the Bonn Minster
- Ludwig III. , Count of Württemberg († around 1226)
- Odo III. , Duke of Burgundy († 1218 )
- Rog Sherab Ö , person of Tibetan Buddhism († 1244 )
- Theodorus von Celles , founder of the Order of the Holy Cross (Knights of the Cross) († 1236 )
- Ulrich von Berg , Count († 1205 )
- William de Warenne , Earl of Surrey († 1240 )
Date of death secured
- January 9 : Hassan II , Imam of the Nizarites (Assassins)
- April 19 : Galéran IV. , Earl of Meulan and Earl of Worcester (* 1104 )
- May 7 : William I , King of Sicily (* 1122 )
- September 4th : Rosalia , virgin and hermit, saint (* around 1130 )
- October 9 : Goswin von Anchin , French abbot (* around 1082 )
- November 23 : Adam , Abbot of Ebrach
Exact date of death unknown
- Abdul-Qadir Gilani , Persian and Islamic Mystic, founder of Qadiri-Tariqa (Qadiri-Derwisch Medal) (* 1077 / 1078 )
- Arnold , historian and dept
- Gregory III. Pahlawuni , Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church
- Al-Idrisi , cartographer, geographer and botanist (* around 1100 )
- Maurice de Londres , Anglo-Norman nobleman
- Raimund Berengar III. , Count of Provence (* around 1135 )
- Tumtön Lodrö Dragpa , person of Tibetan Buddhism (* 1106 )
- Rohese de Vere , Anglo-Norman nobleman
- Yasovarman II , ruler of the Khmer Empire
- Ahmed Yesevi , representative of Sufism and poet (* 1103 )