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Heads of State · Nekrolog

The assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket, depiction from the Luttrell Psalter, around 1345
Thomas Becket is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral .
1170 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 618/619 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1162/63
Buddhist calendar 1713/14 (southern Buddhism); 1712/13 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 64th (65th) cycle

Year of the Metal Tiger庚寅 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Ox Jahres)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 532/533 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 548/549
Islamic calendar 565/566 (September 13-14)
Jewish calendar 4930/31 (September 11-12)
Coptic calendar 886/887
Malayalam calendar 345/346
Seleucid era Babylon: 1480/81 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1481/82 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1208
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1226/27 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Crusader States


The coronation of Henry the Younger, La vie de Saint Thomas de Cantorbéry , 13th century

Other events in Europe

Monument to Otto I (center) in the former Berlin Siegesallee, created by the sculptor Max Unger

City foundations and first documentary mentions

science and technology

Facsimile of a Latin edition of the 1484 canon
  • around 1170: A group around Gerhard von Cremona translates the work Canon of Medicine by the Persian doctor and polymath Avicenna into Latin in Toledo . It becomes a standard work of medical education in the Middle Ages and modern times up to the 19th century.



The flood area of ​​the All Saints Flood in 1170
  • November 1st / 2nd : The All Saints Flood , one of the largest historically known storm surges on the North Sea , causes severe damage to the Dutch and Frisian North Sea coasts. Between Texel and Wieringen , the flood tears so much bog out of the “Moerwaard”, the swamp bog between Wieringen and Texel, into the North Sea that the Marsdiep lake is created from a previous bog river and the two islands are separated from each other. Almere , which was previously influenced by freshwater , became the saltwater Zuiderzee .

Historical maps and views

The Byzantine Empire 1170


Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1170

Walther von der Vogelweide


Date of death secured

Martyrdom of Thomas Becket, Secco painting in Brunswick Cathedral around 1250

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1170

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Commons : 1170  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files