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The coronation of Henry II - miniature from the sacramentary of the emperor
Henry II is elected East Frankish-German King in the 1002 election.
Course of Heinrichs Königsumritt 1002/03
Due to the lack of a general election, he immediately begins with a king ride .
Sei Shōnagon, artist from the 17th century.
The Japanese lady-in-waiting, Sei Shōnagon
, wrote the pillow book , a moral image of the Heian period .
1002 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 450/451 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 994/995
Buddhist calendar 1545/46 (southern Buddhism); 1544/45 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle

Year of the water tiger壬寅 ( at the beginning of the year metal buffalo 辛丑)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 364/365 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 380/381
Islamic calendar 392/393 (turn of the year 9/10 November)
Jewish calendar 4762/63 (9/10 September)
Coptic calendar 718/719
Malayalam calendar 177/178
Seleucid era Babylon: 1312/13 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1313/14 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1040
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1058/59 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

East Franconian-German Empire / Italy

Grave of Otto III. in Aachen Cathedral
Heinrich II and Kunigunde are crowned by Christ; Pericopes of Heinrich II. Munich

West Franconia

Bohemia, Poland and Eastern Europe

  • (Latest) beginning in 1002, Regensburg : The Přemyslids Jaromír of Bohemia and his brother Oldřich escape together with Hemma of Bohemia , her father's 999 widowed wife Boleslav II of Bohemia. , To the court of Bavaria Duke Heinrich II. From the snares of her older brother Boleslav III. , the Duke of Bohemia , who has ruled for three years .
  • from May: Duke Bolesław I. Chrobry of Poland creates a fait accompli after the death of Ekkehard von Meißen in the night of April 30th to May 1st and secures large parts of the so-called Saxon Ostmark north of the Elbe up to the Elster and the castles Bautzen , Strehla and Meißen with their own crews. He declares that he is acting in agreement with Duke Heinrich IV of Bavaria and that he will submit to him as soon as he ruled the empire.
  • End of July, Merseburg : Duke Bolesław I. Chrobry of Poland is enfeoffed with the (eastern) Mark Lausitz and Milzenerland , his brother-in-law, the Ekkehardiner Gunzelin , receives Castle Meißen . In agreement with the Ekkehardins, Bolesław tried to expand his territory in the border area to the Lausitz and Meißen brands . The Meißen hoped to keep the pagan tribes of the Lusitzi and Milzener living there under their control. Even at the place of the negotiation, the Polish prince, who is under the protection of the host as a guest, is attacked by armed men and only barely escapes. He then had Strehla Castle burned down and took a large number of prisoners with him to Poland. The background to this attack is not clear. The relationship between Heinrich and Bolesław was permanently disrupted.
  • Mid-1002, Prague : Survey of the retinue of the Bohemian Duke Boleslav III, who then has to flee to Boleslaw I Chobry. The Duke of Poland first installed the Přemyslid Vladivoj as Duke of Bohemia .
  • November 11th to 24th, Regensburg: The new Bohemian Duke Vladivoj also secures the support of the new Roman-German King Heinrich II in the Bavarian capital by being the first Duke of Bohemia to be transferred as a fief. As a result, Bohemia has been regarded as part of the Holy Roman Empire since that time.

British Islands

Æthelred of England,
miniature in the Chronicle of Abingdon

Iberian Peninsula

First documentary mentions

First mention of Erlangen


Be Shonagon in Hyakunin Isshu



  • May 10 : al-Chatib al-Baghdadi, Sunni scholar and historian from the Shafiʿite school in Baghdad (d. 1071 )
  • June 21 : Bruno von Egisheim-Dagsburg, under the name Leo IX. Pope († 1054 )


  • around 1002: Hugo II , Bishop of Zeitz

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