|Centuries:||12th century · 13th century · 14th century|
|Decades:||1170s · 1180s · 1190s · 1200s · 1210s · 1220s · 1230s|
|Years:||1202 · 1203 · 1204 · 1205 · 1206 · 1207 · 1208|
|1205 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Births – Deaths|
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|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1205 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||1958|
|English Regnal year||6 Joh. 1 – 7 Joh. 1|
|Chinese calendar||甲子年 (Wood Rat)|
3901 or 3841
— to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
3902 or 3842
|- Vikram Samvat||1261–1262|
|- Shaka Samvat||1126–1127|
|- Kali Yuga||4305–4306|
|Japanese calendar||Genkyū 2|
|Minguo calendar||707 before ROC|
|Thai solar calendar||1747–1748|
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- The general Muhammad al_Inti b. Abi Hafs establishes the Almohad domination over the eastern parts of Ifriqiya and enters in Tripoli.
- Theodore I Laskaris is proclaimed Byzantine Emperor, formally founding the Empire of Nicaea, after repelling the invasions of rivals David Komnenos and Manuel Maurozomes into his domains.
- January 6 – Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
- April 14 – The Bulgarians defeat the Latins in the Battle of Adrianople.
- Anjou is conquered by Philip II of France. Fearing a French invasion of England itself, John of England requires every English male over 12 to enter an association "for the general defence of the realm and the preservation of peace".
- Othon de la Roche founds the Duchy of Athens.
- William of Wrotham, Lord Warden of the Stannaries of England, oversees a reform of English currency. In keeping with other high-ranking bureaucrats of his time and place, this is just one of Wrotham's many offices: he is also Keeper of the King's Ports & Galleys, supervisor of the mints of Canterbury and London, ward of the vacant Diocese of Bath and Wells, an archdeacon of Taunton, a canon of Wells, and will serve the following year as a circuit judge.
- July 15 – Pope lays down the principle that Jews are doomed to perpetual servitude because they had crucified Jesus.
- January 26 - Emperor Lizong of Song (died 1264)
- July 10 - Hōjō Masamura, Japanese shogun (died 1273)
- August - Razia Sultana,a woman ruler of New Delhi(d.1240)
- April 1 – King Amalric II of Jerusalem (b. 1145)
- April 5 – Queen Isabella I of Jerusalem (b. 1172)
- May 7 – Ladislaus III of Hungary (b. 1201)
- June 14 – Walter III of Brienne
- June 21 – Enrico Dandolo, Doge of Venice (b. c. 1107)
- July 13 – Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury
& June – Alexios Aspietes, ruler of Philippopolis
- December – Alexios V Doukas, Byzantine Emperor (executed)
- date unknown – Žvelgaitis, Lithuanian duke
- probable – Baldwin I of Constantinople (b. 1172)