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Year 1127 (MCXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Estimation: Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, becomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Kaifeng, capital of China.
  • Asia

  • January 9 – Jurchen forces sack the Song Chinese capital of Kaifeng during the Jingkang Incident of the Jin–Song wars, and begin more than a century of political division between northern and southern China.
  • Europe

  • Conrad III establishes the Hohenstaufen dynasty when he is crowned anti-king to the Holy Roman Emperor, Lothair III.
  • The first coalition of the Norman princes against Roger II of Sicily is formed. The same year, Roger regains control over Malta after a rebellion. To guaranty the security of the seas, the king also establishes a pact with the maritime republic of Savona, probably following an Almoravid raid against his realm.
  • Count Charles the Good of Flanders is assassinated.
  • First mention of the consuls in Brescia, indicating that the city has become an independent commune.
  • The commune of Milan conquers the neighboring city of Como.
  • Arts/religion

  • The minaret of Kalyan is completed in Bukhara (present day Uzbekistan).
  • Births

  • October 18 – Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1191)
  • November 27 – Emperor Xiaozong of China (d. 1194)
  • Constance of Antioch (d. 1163), the Princess regnant of the principality of Antioch
  • Yang Wanli, Chinese poet (d. 1206)
  • Deaths

  • February 10 or 1126 – William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1071)
  • probable – Fulcher of Chartres, French chronicler (b. c. 1059)
  • Gilla Críst Ua Máel Eóin, abbot of Clonmacnoise
  • References

    1127 Wikipedia