Year 1214 (MCCXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar, the 1214th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 214th year of the 2nd millennium, the 14th year of the 13th century, and the 5th year of the 1210s decade.
|Ab urbe condita||1967|
|Balinese saka calendar||1135–1136|
|English Regnal year||15 Joh. 1 – 16 Joh. 1|
|Chinese calendar||癸酉年 (Water Rooster)|
3910 or 3850
— to —
甲戌年 (Wood Dog)
3911 or 3851
|- Vikram Samvat||1270–1271|
|- Shaka Samvat||1135–1136|
|- Kali Yuga||4314–4315|
|Japanese calendar||Kenpō 2|
|Minguo calendar||698 before ROC|
|Thai solar calendar||1756–1757|
1340 or 959 or 187
— to —
1341 or 960 or 188
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- November 1 – Siege of Sinope: The Black Sea port city of Sinope surrenders to the Seljuq Turks.
- The Emperor Xuanzong of Jin China surrenders to the Mongols under Genghis Khan, who have besieged Beijing for a year. He pays a huge ransom and then abandons northern China, heading for Kaifeng.
- In his campaigns in Liaodong, the Mongol general Mukhali commands a newly formed Khitan–Chinese army, and a special corps of 12,000 Chinese auxiliary troops.
- February 15 – John, King of England, lands an invasion force at La Rochelle in France.
- July 27 – Battle of Bouvines: Philip II of France defeats an army of Imperial German, English and Flemish soldiers led by Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor, in the Kingdom of France, ending the Anglo-French War (1213–14).
- Summer – King Alfonso VIII of Castile besieges Almohad troops in Baeza. The famine experienced in the peninsula is such that neither army is able to fight.
- September 18 – The Treaty of Chinon is signed by John, King of England, and Philip II of France, recognising the Capetian gains from the Angevin Empire.
- October 5 – Upon the death of their father, King Alfonso VIII of Castile, and of their mother, Eleanor (October 31), Berenguela becomes the regent of her young brother, King Henry I.
- December 4 – William the Lion, King of the Scots, dies, having reigned since 1165; he is succeeded by his son, Alexander II (crowned at Scone on December 6), who will reign until his death in 1249.
- The German city of Bielefeld is founded.
- September 14 – Albert Avogadro, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem (b. 1149)
- October 5 – King Alfonso VIII of Castile (b. 1155)
- October 31 – Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile (b. 1162)
- December 4 – William the Lion, King of the Scots (b. c. 1142)
- October 18 – John de Gray, bishop of Norwich
- date unknown
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