Centuries: 11th century - 12th century - 13th century
Decades: 1140s 1150s 1160s 1170s 1180s - 1190s - 1200s 1210s 1220s 1230s 1240s
Years: 1189 1190 1191 1192 1193 - 1194 - 1195 1196 1197 1198 1199
- November 20 - Palermo falls to Henry VI, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
- December 25 - Henry VI is crowned king of Sicily.
- City of Portsmouth awarded its Royal Charter
- Yellow River of China experienced a major course change. It took over the Huai River drainage system for the next 700 years.
- December 26 - Frederick II, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
- February 20 - Tancred, King of Sicily
- England - Richard I King of England (reigned from 1189 to 1199)
- France - Philippe II, Auguste King of France (reigned from 1180 to 1223)\n