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Year 1120 (MCXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • The Song Dynasty governor of the bustling seaport of Quanzhou, Fujian, China, reports that the population of his city has reached 500,000 residents.
  • August–September (the eighth month of the Chinese calendar) – Wanyan Xiyin completes the design of the first version of the Jurchen script
  • Europe

  • January 16 – The Council of Nablus is held in the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • June 17 – At the Battle of Cutanda, the Aragonese troops of Alfonso I crush the Almoravid army.
  • November 25 – Sinking of the White Ship in the English Channel off Barfleur. King Henry I of England's only legitimate son, William Adelin, is among 300, many of them Anglo-Norman nobility, who drown.
  • Walcher of Malvern creates a system of measurement for the earth using degrees, minutes, and seconds of latitude and longitude.
  • Construction begins on Llandaff Cathedral in Wales.
  • Foundation of Freiburg in Breisgau.
  • Under admirals Abu Abd Allah ibn Maymum of Almeria and Isa ibn Mayum of Sevilla, the Almoravid fleet attacks the Christian kingdom of Galicia.
  • The Pseudo-Ingulf's Croyland Chronicle records Cornwall as a nation distinct from England.
  • Births

  • Ioveta of Bethany, daughter of Baldwin II of Jerusalem
  • Louis VII of France (d. 1180)
  • Deaths

  • November 25 – William Adelin, son of Henry I of England (sinking of the White Ship) (b. 1103)
  • September 3 – Gerard Thom (The Blessed Gerard), founder of the Knights Hospitaller (b. c. 1040)
  • Richard d'Avranches, 2nd Earl of Chester (b. 1094)
  • References

    1120 Wikipedia

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