Centuries: 11th century - 12th century - 13th century
Decades: 1100s 1110s 1120s 1130s 1140s - 1150s - 1160s 1170s 1180s 1190s 1200s
Years: 1153 1154 1155 1156 1157 - 1158 - 1159 1160 1161 1162 1163
- January 11 - Vladislav II becomes King of Bohemia
- End of the formal reign of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan, also the beginning of his cloistered rule, which will last to his death in 1192.
- Emperor Nijo ascends to the throne of Japan.
- British Pound Sterling (currency) introduced