|Centuries:||11th century – 12th century – 13th century|
|Decades:||1130s 1140s 1150s – 1160s – 1170s 1180s 1190s|
|Years:||1157 1158 1159 – 1160 – 1161 1162 1163|
- Erik den helige is succeeded by Karl Sverkersson. See Swedish monarchs.
- Heiji Rebellion in Japan
- Yasovarman II succeeds his uncle Dharanindravarman as ruler of the Khmer Empire. Dharanindravarman's son Jayavarman, acquieses to his cousin's succession and goes into exile in neighboring Champa.
- Spital am Semmering founded by Margrave Ottokar III of Styria
- The City of Tomar is founded in Portugal by Gualdim Pais