1101: Towns started developing in Europe to serve as commercial centres although majority of the population still lived in the rural areas.
1116: Chinese started to stitch printed books.
1117: Iceland abolished slavery.
1121: The Roman Catholic Church became bureaucratically more organized than in the past centuries.
1130: Drought forced the Anasazi people to abandon their land,
1139: Portugal started to form.
1143: A mob pulled people accused of heresy from their prisons and burnt them in the city of Cologne.
1147: Zangi takes over Edessa in Europe, a move controlled by the Europeans against Jerusalem.
1150: Koreans started to print books using the movable type.
1163: The construction of Notre Dame Cathedral started in Paris.
1175: Salah al-Din declares his independence in Egypt.
1180: Netherlands and Flanders adopt windmills to generate electric power.
1185: Bhaskara, the inventor of calculus, five centuries before it arose in Europe, dies at the age of 71 in India.
1189: The Jews were massacred at the coronation of England's Richard the First.
1193: Muslim warriors from Afghanistan pushed their way to India to raid and permanently settle there.
1200: There was rapid growth in commerce and by the end of the century, the Venice seaport was Europe’s commercial capital.
1200: Slavery in Japan had disappeared.