Calendar overview 1171
|Fatimid caliph al-ʿĀdid , Saladin rules as Sultan of Egypt .||
Eudes de Saint-Amand
becomes Grand Master of the
Templar Order .
|1171 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||619/620 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1714/15 (southern Buddhism); 1713/14 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||64th (65th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||533/534 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||566/567 (September 3-4)|
|Jewish calendar||4931/32 (September 1st and 2nd)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1481/82 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1482/83 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1227/28 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- The English King Henry II arrives in Ireland to support the conquering troops under Strongbow , which he approved in 1169 , and to prevent them from gaining too much power .
Byzantine Empire / Republic of Venice
- March 12th : After riots in which the quarter of the Genoese merchants in Constantinople is destroyed, Emperor Manuel I Komnenos arrests, imprisons and confiscates all merchants in Venice throughout the Byzantine Empire . Only a few can escape. (See prehistory of the Fourth Crusade )
- September: A Venetian war fleet with 120 ships runs out as a punitive expedition against Byzantium , winters on Chios , but has to turn back unsuccessfully in spring 1172 after the plague breaks out among the ship's crews and kills thousands.
- After the death of the last Fatimid caliph al-ʿĀdid , Saladin ruled alone as Sultan of Egypt . Saladin restores Sunni orthodoxy in Egypt and establishes the Ayyubid dynasty .
- January 13 : Konrad I. von Morsbach , Prince-Bishop of Eichstätt , dies; Egelolf is his successor.
- September 9th : In the presence of the Count of Schwerin Gunzelin I , the Duke of Mecklenburg Pribislaw , the Bishops Evermod von Ratzeburg and Berno von Schwerin as well as Henry the Lion , an act of consecration takes place on the Romanesque predecessor building of the Schwerin Cathedral .
- Reginhard von Abenberg succeeds the Herald , who died on August 3rd, as Bishop of Würzburg . He ruled the diocese initially as an elect.
- July: Baldwin I , Latin Emperor of Constantinople, Count of Flanders, Count of Hainaut, a leader of the 4th Crusade († 1205 )
- August 15 : Alfonso IX. , King of León († 1230 )
- Agnes of France , Empress of Byzantium († probably 1240)
- Abd al-Malik al-Aziz Utman , Sultan of the Ayyubids († 1198 )
- Minamoto no Michitomo , Japanese poet († 1227 )
Date of death secured
- January 13 : Konrad I. von Morsbach , Bishop of Eichstätt
- February 23 : Otto von Cappenberg , godfather of Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa (* around 1100 )
- April 3 : Philipp von Milly , seventh Grand Master of the Templar Order (* around 1120 )
- April 13 : Conrad I , Bishop of Worms
- May: Diarmuid Mac Murchadha Caomhánach , Little King of Leinster in Ireland (* 1110 )
- June 9 : Rabbenu Tam , French Jewish scholar (* around 1100 )
- August 3rd : Herold , Bishop of Würzburg
- August 8 : Heinrich von Blois , Bishop of Winchester (* around 1100 )
- September 13 : al-ʿĀdid , caliph of the Fatimids (* 1151 )
- November 2 : Dionysius bar Salibi , Syrian Orthodox theologian and bishop
- November 8 : Baldwin IV , Count of Hainaut (* 1108 )
Exact date of death unknown
- Conan IV , Duke of Brittany
- Gyergom Chenpo Shönnu Dragpa , person of Tibetan Buddhism (* 1090 )
- Iorwerth Goch , Welsh Lord (* around 1110)
- Pierre de La Châtre , Archbishop of Bourges
- Liutold von Admont , abbot of the Admont monastery