Saladinunsuccessfully besieges the Hospitaller fortress of Krak des Chevaliersin modern Syria.
Newgate Prisonis built in London.
* Richard Lionheart allies with
Philip II of Franceagainst his father, Henry II of England.
Giraldus Cambrensisand Baldwin of Exetertravel through Walesattempting to recruit men for the Third Crusade.
* The "
Saladin tithe" is levied in England.
Alfonso IX of Leonbecomes king of Leon.
Tamar of Georgiamarries David Soslan.
* The legenday
Cutting of the elmoccurs at Gisorsin Normandy.
March 4— Blanche of Castile(d. 1252)
August 22— Ferdinand II of Leon(b. 1137)
October 11— Robert I of Dreux, son of Louis VI of France(b. c. 1123)
Usamah ibn Munqidh, Arab chronicler (b. 1095)
SultanAli bin Hasan of Kilwa
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