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1177 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1177
Ab urbe condita 1930
Armenian calendar 626
Assyrian calendar 5927
Balinese saka calendar 1098–1099
Bengali calendar 584
Berber calendar 2127
English Regnal year 23  Hen. 2   24  Hen. 2
Buddhist calendar 1721
Burmese calendar 539
Byzantine calendar 6685–6686
Chinese calendar 丙申(Fire  Monkey)
3873 or 3813
丁酉年 (Fire  Rooster)
3874 or 3814
Coptic calendar 893–894
Discordian calendar 2343
Ethiopian calendar 1169–1170
Hebrew calendar 4937–4938
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1233–1234
 - Shaka Samvat 1098–1099
 - Kali Yuga 4277–4278
Holocene calendar 11177
Igbo calendar 177–178
Iranian calendar 555–556
Islamic calendar 572–573
Japanese calendar Angen 3 / Jishō 1
Javanese calendar 1084–1085
Julian calendar 1177
Korean calendar 3510
Minguo calendar 735 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −291
Seleucid era 1488/1489 AG
Thai solar calendar 1719–1720
Tibetan calendar 阳火猴年
(male Fire-Monkey)
1303 or 922 or 150
(female Fire-Rooster)
1304 or 923 or 151

Year 1177 ( MCLXXVII ) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Roman numerals Numbers in the Roman numeral system

Roman numerals are a numeral system that originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Modern usage employs seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value:

A common year starting on Saturday is any non-leap year that begins on Saturday, 1 January, and ends on Saturday, 31 December. Its dominical letter hence is B. Examples include 1977, 1983, 1994, 2005, 2011 and 2022 in the Gregorian calendar or, likewise, 2017 and 2023 in the obsolete Julian calendar, see below for more. Any common year that starts on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday has only one Friday the 13th; The only Friday the 13th in this common year occurs in May. Leap years starting on Friday share this characteristic.

The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in 708 AUC (46 BC/BCE), was a reform of the Roman calendar. It took effect on 1 January 709 AUC (45 BC/BCE), by edict. It was the predominant calendar in the Roman world, most of Europe, and in European settlements in the Americas and elsewhere, until it was gradually replaced by the Gregorian calendar, promulgated in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII.




January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the first of seven months to have a length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere. In the Southern hemisphere, January is the seasonal equivalent of July in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.

Eystein Meyla was elected a rival King of Norway during the Norwegian Civil War period.

Birkebeiner political group in Norway during the middle ages

The Birkebein Party or Birkebeinar was the name for a rebellious party in Norway, formed in 1174 around the pretender to the Norwegian throne, Eystein Meyla. The name has its origins in propaganda from the established party that the rebels were so poor that they made their shoes of birch bark. Although originally a pejorative, the opposition adopted the Birkebeiner name for themselves, and continued using it after they came to power in 1184.

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Angen Japanese era

Angen (安元) was a Japanese era name after Jōan and before Jishō. This period spanned the years from July 1175 through August 1177. The reigning emperor was Takakura-tennō (高倉天皇).

Japan Country in East Asia

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

Kyoto Designated city in Kansai, Japan

Kyoto, officially Kyoto City, is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, located in the Kansai region of Japan. For over a thousand years, Kyoto was the Imperial capital of Japan but is now a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area.


February is the second and shortest month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar with 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years, with the quadrennial 29th day being called the leap day. It is the first of five months to have a length of fewer than 31 days, and the only month to have a length of fewer than 30 days, with the other seven months having 31 days. In 2019, February had 28 days.

March is the third month of the year and named after Mars in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the second of seven months to have a length of 31 days. In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological beginning of spring occurs on the first day of March. The March equinox on the 20 or 21 marks the astronomical beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, where September is the seasonal equivalent of the Northern Hemisphere's March. Birthday Number the letter "M".

Philip of Swabia was a prince of the House of Hohenstaufen and King of Germany from 1198 to 1208. In the long-time struggle for the German throne upon the death of Emperor Henry VI between the Hohenstaufen and Welf dynasties, he was the first German king to be assassinated.


January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 352 days remain until the end of the year.

Henry II, Duke of Austria Duke of Austria from 1156 to 1177

Henry II, called Jasomirgott, a member of the House of Babenberg, was Count Palatine of the Rhine from 1140 to 1141, Duke of Bavaria and Margrave of Austria from 1141 to 1156, and the first Duke of Austria from 1156 until his death.

Year 1107 (MCVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar.

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The 1170s was a decade of the Julian Calendar which began on January 1, 1170, and ended on December 31, 1179.

Year 1252 (MCCLII) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar.

The 1180s was a decade of the Julian Calendar which began on January 1, 1180, and ended on December 31, 1189.

Year 1157 (MCLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar.

The 1220s was a decade of the Julian Calendar which began on January 1, 1220, and ended on December 31, 1229.

Year 1192 (MCXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar.

Year 1213 (MCCXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar.

Year 1235 (MCCXXXV) was a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar.

Year 1186 (MCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar.

1259 Year

Year 1259 (MCCLIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar.

Year 1267 (MCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.

Baldwin IV of Jerusalem King of Jerusalem

Baldwin IV, called the Leper, or The Leper King, reigned as King of Jerusalem from 1174 until his death. He was the son of Amalric I of Jerusalem and his first wife, Agnes of Courtenay.

Isabella I of Jerusalem Queen of Jerusalem

Isabella I was Queen regnant of Jerusalem from 1190 to her death. She was the daughter of Amalric I of Jerusalem and his second wife Maria Comnena. Her half-brother, Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, engaged her to Humphrey IV of Toron. Her mother's second husband, Balian of Ibelin, and his stepfather, Raynald of Châtillon, were influential members of the two baronial parties. The marriage of Isabella and Humphrey was celebrated in Kerak Castle in autumn 1183. Saladin, the Ayyubid sultan of Egypt and Syria, laid siege to the fortress during the wedding, but Baldwin IV forced him to lift the siege.

Battle of Montgisard

The Battle of Montgisard was fought between the Ayyubids and the Kingdom of Jerusalem on 25 November 1177. The 16-year-old King Baldwin IV, seriously afflicted by leprosy, led an out-numbered Christian force against the army of Saladin. The Muslim army was quickly routed and pursued for twelve miles. Saladin fled back to Cairo, reaching the city on 8 December. Muslim historians considered Saladin's defeat to be so severe that it was only redeemed by his victory at the Horns of Hattin in 1187 although Saladin successfully defeated Baldwin later in the battle of Battle of Marj Ayyun in 1179.

Peter des Roches 13th-century Bishop of Winchester and Justiciar of England

Peter des Roches was bishop of Winchester in the reigns of King John of England and his son Henry III. He was not an Englishman, but rather a native of the Touraine, in north-central France.

Baldwin of Ibelin, also known as Baldwin II of Ramla, was an important noble of the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in the 12th century. He was the second son of Barisan of Ibelin, and was the younger brother of Hugh of Ibelin and older brother of Balian of Ibelin. He first appears in the historical record as a witness to charters in 1148.

Baldwin of Forde 12th-century abbot and Archbishop of Canterbury

Baldwin of Forde or Ford was Archbishop of Canterbury between 1185 and 1190. The son of a clergyman, he studied canon law and theology at Bologna and was tutor to Pope Eugene III's nephew before returning to England to serve successive bishops of Exeter. After becoming a Cistercian monk he was named abbot of his monastery at Forde and subsequently elected to the episcopate at Worcester. Before becoming a bishop, he wrote theological works and sermons, some of which have survived.

Bartholomew Iscanus 12th-century Bishop of Exeter

Bartholomew Iscanus was a medieval Bishop of Exeter. He came from Normandy and after being a clerk of the Archbishop of Canterbury, was made Archdeacon of Exeter in 1155. He became bishop of Exeter in 1161. He was known as having excellence in canon law and theology and during his time as bishop visited all the parishes in the diocese to investigate how well-managed they were.

In the Battle of Marj Ayyun, alternately Marj Ayyoun, an Ayyubid army commanded by Saladin defeated a Crusader army led by King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem on 10 June 1179. The Christian king, who was crippled by leprosy, narrowly escaped being captured in the rout.


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