Year 1108 (MCVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1108 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1108
Ab urbe condita1861
Armenian calendar557
Assyrian calendar5858
Balinese saka calendar1029–1030
Bengali calendar515
Berber calendar2058
English Regnal yearHen. 1 – 9 Hen. 1
Buddhist calendar1652
Burmese calendar470
Byzantine calendar6616–6617
Chinese calendar丁亥(Fire Pig)
3804 or 3744
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
3805 or 3745
Coptic calendar824–825
Discordian calendar2274
Ethiopian calendar1100–1101
Hebrew calendar4868–4869
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1164–1165
 - Shaka Samvat1029–1030
 - Kali Yuga4208–4209
Holocene calendar11108
Igbo calendar108–109
Iranian calendar486–487
Islamic calendar501–502
Japanese calendarKajō 3 / Tennin 1
Javanese calendar1013–1014
Julian calendar1108
Korean calendar3441
Minguo calendar804 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−360
Seleucid era1419/1420 AG
Thai solar calendar1650–1651
Tibetan calendar阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
1234 or 853 or 81
    — to —
(male Earth-Rat)
1235 or 854 or 82
King Louis VI (the Fat) (r. 1108–1137)


By placeEdit



  • Summer – Jawali Saqawa, Turkish ruler (atabeg) of Mosul, accepts a ransom of 30,000 dinar by Count Joscelin I and releases his cousin Baldwin II, count of Edessa, who is held as prisoner (see 1104).[4]
  • Baldwin II marches out against Sidon, with the support of a squadron of sailor-adventurers from various Italian cities. A Fatimid fleet from Egypt defeats the Italians in a sea-battle outside the harbour.[5]


  • The Taira and Minamoto clans join forces to rule Japan, after defeating the warrior monks of the Enryaku-ji temple near Kyoto. The Taira replaces many Fujiwara nobles in important offices – while the Minamoto gains more military experience by bringing parts of Northern Honshu under Japanese control (approximate date).

By topicEdit





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  2. ^ McGrank, Lawrence (1981). "Norman crusaders and the Catalan reconquest: Robert Burdet and the principality of Tarragona 1129-55". Journal of Medieval History. 7 (1): 67–82. doi:10.1016/0304-4181(81)90036-1.
  3. ^ Kleinhenz, Christopher (2004). Medieval Italy: an encyclopedia, Volume 1. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-93930-5.
  4. ^ Steven Runciman (1952). A History of The Crusades. Vol II: The Kingdom of Jerusalem, p. 90. ISBN 978-0-241-29876-3.
  5. ^ Steven Runciman (1952). A History of The Crusades. Vol II: The Kingdom of Jerusalem, p. 74. ISBN 978-0-241-29876-3.