Year 1181 (MCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1181 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1181
Ab urbe condita1934
Armenian calendar630
Assyrian calendar5931
Balinese saka calendar1102–1103
Bengali calendar588
Berber calendar2131
English Regnal year27 Hen. 2 – 28 Hen. 2
Buddhist calendar1725
Burmese calendar543
Byzantine calendar6689–6690
Chinese calendar庚子年 (Metal Rat)
3877 or 3817
    — to —
辛丑年 (Metal Ox)
3878 or 3818
Coptic calendar897–898
Discordian calendar2347
Ethiopian calendar1173–1174
Hebrew calendar4941–4942
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1237–1238
 - Shaka Samvat1102–1103
 - Kali Yuga4281–4282
Holocene calendar11181
Igbo calendar181–182
Iranian calendar559–560
Islamic calendar576–577
Japanese calendarJishō 5 / Yōwa 1
Javanese calendar1088–1089
Julian calendar1181
Korean calendar3514
Minguo calendar731 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−287
Seleucid era1492/1493 AG
Thai solar calendar1723–1724
Tibetan calendar阳金鼠年
(male Iron-Rat)
1307 or 926 or 154
    — to —
(female Iron-Ox)
1308 or 927 or 155
Pope Lucius III (c. 1097–1185)


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  • January – William VIII of Montpellier frees the teaching of medicine from any monopoly in France,[7] an origin of the University of Montpellier.
  • Chinese and Japanese astronomers observe what has come to be understood as supernova SN 1181. One of only eight supernovae in the Milky Way observed in recorded history. It appears in the constellation Cassiopeia and is visible in the night sky for about 185 days. The radio source 3C58 was thought to be the remnant from this event, but opinion is shifting towards the recently discovered nebula Pa 30 (ref : Arxiv 2105.12384).




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  3. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History, p. 128. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
  4. ^ Stephenson, Paul (2000). Byzantium's Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900–1204, p. 281. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-02756-4.
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  7. ^ Mélanges d'histoire de la médecine hébraïque, by Gad Freudenthal, Samuel S. Kottek, Paul Fenton compiled by Gad Freudenthal, Samuel S. Kottek published by Brill, 2002 ISBN 90-04-12522-1, 978-90-04-12522-3
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