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1211 (MCCXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1211th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 211th year of the 2nd millennium, the 11th year of the 13th century, and the 2nd year of the 1210s decade. As of the start of 1211, the Gregorian calendar was 7 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which was the dominant calendar of the time.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1180s  1190s  1200s  – 1210s –  1220s  1230s  1240s
Years: 1208 1209 121012111212 1213 1214
1211 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar1211
Ab urbe condita1964
Armenian calendar660
Assyrian calendar5961
Balinese saka calendar1132–1133
Bengali calendar618
Berber calendar2161
English Regnal year12 Joh. 1 – 13 Joh. 1
Buddhist calendar1755
Burmese calendar573
Byzantine calendar6719–6720
Chinese calendar庚午(Metal Horse)
3907 or 3847
    — to —
辛未年 (Metal Goat)
3908 or 3848
Coptic calendar927–928
Discordian calendar2377
Ethiopian calendar1203–1204
Hebrew calendar4971–4972
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1267–1268
 - Shaka Samvat1132–1133
 - Kali Yuga4311–4312
Holocene calendar11211
Igbo calendar211–212
Iranian calendar589–590
Islamic calendar607–608
Japanese calendarJōgen (Kamakura period) 5 / Kenryaku 1
Javanese calendar1119–1120
Julian calendar1211
Korean calendar3544
Minguo calendar701 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−257
Thai solar calendar1753–1754
Tibetan calendar阳金马年
(male Iron-Horse)
1337 or 956 or 184
    — to —
(female Iron-Goat)
1338 or 957 or 185


  • The oldest extant double entry bookkeeping record dates from 1211
  • Canons regular of the Order of the Holy Cross founded September 14 1211
  • Troops led by Estonian resistance fighter Lembitu of Lehola destroy a garrison of missionaries in the historical Estonian region of Sakala and raid the Russian town of Pskov.
  • Mongol forces under Genghis Khan invade Jin China, aiming at this stage simply to loot the countryside. A Chinese army is defeated and slaughtered at the Battle of the Badger's Mouth near Zhangjiakou and another is beaten at Mukden, where the city is taken. Beijing is also besieged by the Mongol hordes.
  • Church at the French city of Reims burns down; soon after, construction begins on the cathedral, Notre Dame de Reims.