Year 1126 was a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. Summer – Emperor John II re-confirms the treaty of 1082; this ends the hostilities with Venice. John recovers the region of Sirmium on the Danube, but is forced by Venice to renew the exclusive commercial privileges. Spring – The Crusaders under Pons, count of Tripoli, attack the fortress of Rafaniya, which dominates the entry of the Buqaia from the Orontes Valley, they besiege the fortress for 18 days and capture it on March 31. Autumn – Bohemond II takes over his inheritance of the Principality of Antioch, he sails from Otranto with a Norman fleet of 24 ships, carrying a number of horses. Bohemond lands at the port of St. Symeon is welcomed at Antioch. March 8 – Queen Urraca of León dies after a 17-year reign, she is succeeded by her 21-year-old son Alfonso VII, who becomes king of Castile. Ragnvald Knaphövde, pretender to the Swedish throne, is killed by upset peasants at a local thing. Sweden is without a ruler. Summer – King Alfonso I of Aragon and Navarre launches a campaign raid into Granada in Andalusia against the Almoravids.

Winter – King Lothair III makes Henry X, duke of Bavaria to succeed his late father, Henry IX, who has died on December 13. Shrewsbury Castle is granted by King Henry I to Queen Adeliza; the command of the castle is given to William FitzAlan. Rutherglen becomes one of the first of the Royal Burghs in Scotland. Spring – In China and farmers demonstrate around the capital city of Kaifeng, for the restoration of a trusted military official, Li Gang. Small conflicts erupt between the government. January 18 – Emperor Hui Zong of the Song Dynasty abdicates in favour of his eldest son, Qin Zong after a 24-year reign. Hui Zong assumes the honorary title of Taishang Huang. Jin–Song War: Jurchen forces reach the Yellow River Valley, two days after New Year. Remnants of the court flee south, including much of the populace, communities such as the Kaifeng Jews. January 31 – Jurchen forces lay siege to Kaifeng. Qin Zong negotiates the terms of surrender, he orders Song forces to defend the prefectures of the Northern Song.

Adelard of Bath, an English philosopher, translates Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī's arithmetic and astronomical works into Latin. Two written Chinese pharmaceutical works, one by Shen Kuo and the another Su Shi, are combined in one written work. Olegarius, archbishop of Tarragona, creates a community of knights, to combat the Almoravids in Catalonia. Abu Madyan, Andalusian mystic and Sufi master Averroes ibn Rushd, Andalusian judge and physician Eynion de Tilston, Norman knight and lord of Tilston Fan Chengda, Chinese politician and geographer Michael the Syrian, Syriac patriarch Mieszko III, duke of Greater Poland Muneko, Japanese princess and empress Peter I of Courtenay, French nobleman Sibylla of Burgundy, queen of Sicily Sviatoslav III, Grand Prince of Kiev Taira no Tokiko, Japanese Buddhist nun February 18 – Otto II, Moravian prince March 8 – Urraca, queen of León, Castile and Galicia July 30 – Cecilia of Normandy, English princess September 1 – Świętosława of Poland, queen of Bohemia October 1 – Morphia of Melitene, queen of Jerusalem December 4 – Omar Khayyam, Persian mathematician December 13 – Henry IX, duke of Bavaria December 29 – Wulfhilde of Saxony, duchess of Bavaria Abu Bakr al-Turtushi, Andalusian political philosopher Abu Nasr Ahmad ibn Fadl, Seljuk ruler of Damascus Ahmad Ghazali, Persian mystic and writer Al-Tutili, Andalusian mūwallad poet Bertrand of Comminges, French bishop and saint Cai Jing, Chinese politician and calligrapher Edgar the Ætheling, uncrowned king of England Ekkehard of Aura, German abbot and writer Ragnvald Knaphövde, Swedish pretender Tong Guan, Chinese general and political adviser Vikramaditya VI, king of the Western Chalukya Empire Waleran of Le Puiset, French nobleman Wynebald de Ballon, Norman nobleman


Baltimax is a naval architecture term for the largest ship measurements capable of entering and leaving the Baltic Sea in a laden condition. It is the Great Belt route; the limit is an air draft of 65 metres. The length can be the width around 42 m; this gives a weight of around 100,000 metric ton. There are certain larger ship types plying the Baltic Sea; the so-called B-Max crude oil tanker with more than 205,000 tons deadweight and the Maersk Triple E class container ship, 400 m length and 165,000 metric tons deadweight. The Öresund is no alternative for large ships; the shortcut Nord-Ostsee-Kanal allows 9.5 m draft. Furthermore, many ports limit ship size; the iron ore ports of Luleå and Kemi and the large port of Klaipėda have less draft than Baltimax. The largest port is Primorsk; the Northern Port in Gdańsk can take the 300,000 ton 15 m draft ships. Ports of the Baltic Sea


Mölndal is a part of the Gothenburg urban area on the west-coast of Sweden, constitutes the administrative centre of Mölndal Municipality. About 40,000 of the municipality's 60,000 inhabitants live in Mölndal proper. Mölndal is located on the western main line railway between Gothenburg and Malmö and the European highways E6/E20 run through the area from north to south. Mölndal is served by the Gothenburg tramway system; the name of the city derives from two words. Mölndal is the "Valley of mills"; the narrow but high and long waterfalls in Kvarnbyn gave the necessary power to all the watermills that together with the windmills on the hills gave birth to the early industrialisation of Mölndal. Mölndal is best known for its high concentration of companies in life sciences. AstraZeneca has one of its global research centres here with more than 3,100 employees. Several other companies in areas of research such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology are located here; the proximity to the University of Gothenburg and to Chalmers University of Technology - with their technology parks - has supported development of other sectors, such as microwave technology and information technology.

Two national research institutes, IFP SICOMP AB and IVF Industrial Research and Development Corporation, are located in Mölndal. The following sports clubs are located in Mölndal: Fässbergs IF Balltorps FF IF Mölndal Hockey Jitex BK Dalen/Krokslätts FF Kvarnby BasketThe town is home to the Hills Golf Club. Mölndal is a member city of Eurotowns network Mats Levén, metal singer Annelie Pompe, world record holder in Variable weights freediving Anders Frisk, football referee Claes Malmberg and stand-up comedian Oscar Dronjak and founder of the Swedish heavy metal band HammerFall. Björn Goop, horse driver and trainer Erica Johansson, long jumper ERL