September 9 - The Khtians won the Battle of Qatwan against the Western Kara-Khanids and the Seljuk Empire, which allowed the Khitans to gain control over Transoxania.
November - Jin Dynasty and Southern Song Dynasty signed the Treaty of Shaoxing and peace lasted for the next twenty years.
February 2 - Battle of Lincoln. Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester and Empress Matilda wrest control of the English throne, from King Stephen.
Italian winemaking company Ricasoli was founded
First arrivals of German colonists (the future Transylvanian Saxon community) in Transylvania, following grants by Andrew II of Hungary. The colonization process would be completed in 1162.