lays the foundation stone
for Bamberg Cathedral .
Salier Konrad I
becomes Duke of Carinthia .
|1004 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||452/453 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1547/48 (southern Buddhism); 1546/47 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||61st (62nd) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||366/367 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||394/395 (turn of the year 17th / 18th October)|
|Jewish calendar||4764/65 (September 17-18)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1314/15 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1315/16 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1060/61 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
East Franconian-German Empire
- March 21st : The East Franconian-German King Heinrich II awards the Duchy of Bavaria to his brother-in-law Heinrich V from the Lützelburg family . This is the first time that an alien family without any real estate of their own has acquired the Bavarian duchy.
- After a call for help from the Lombard bishops, above all Leo von Vercelli , Henry II undertakes his first campaign in Italy against Margrave Arduin von Ivrea , who was crowned King of Italy last year . On May 14th, he himself was crowned King of Italy by Archbishop Arnulf II of Milan in the church of San Michele in Pavia . The following night, the citizens of Pavias attack Heinrich and his companions. The insurrection can only be put down with difficulty.
- Beginning of June: Henry II withdraws from Italy without having achieved the imperial crown or defeating Arduin.
- November 4th : Conrad I of the Salier family succeeds his late father Otto I, Duke of Carinthia .
- Hermann I of the Ekkehardin family becomes Margrave of Upper Lusatia .
- Islam in Italy : Pisa is sacked by the Saracens .
Northern and Western Europe
- In the Battle of Skopje , the Byzantine Empire defeated the Bulgarian Empire under Emperor Basil II . The Bulgarians under Tsar Samuil did not secure their camp due to the flooding of the Vardar river , whereupon they were surprised by the Byzantines who managed to cross the river at a ford. The winners then plunder the surrounding area and move on to Pernik . After the unsuccessful siege of the city, they retreat to Constantinople.
Culture and religion
Bruno von Querfurt was ordained archbishop for the Eastern Mission in Merseburg , but found no support from King Heinrich II , who was at war with the Polish Duke Bolesław I Chrobry , the brave. Thereupon he turns to King Stephen the Saint of Hungary , but finds no support here either and therefore moves on to the Russian Grand Duke Vladimir I in Kiev . From there he wants to do missionary work with the Pechenegs , who live from the lower Don to the lower Danube . During a five-month stay in their country he succeeded in converting the greater part of this people, but after his departure they fell away from the faith again.
- On the Domberg of Bamberg which occurs foundation stone of the Bamberger Doms by Heinrich II.
- Countess Palatine Adala of Bavaria founds the Göß Abbey in Styria together with her son Aribo , who later became Archbishop of Mainz .
- Nāsir-i Chusrau , Persian traveler, poet and Ismaili missionary († between 1072 and 1078 )
- William VI. , Count of Poitou and Duke of Aquitaine († 1038 )
Date of death secured
- January 25th : Giselher , Archbishop of Magdeburg
- June 15 : Adelheid of Aquitaine , Queen of France (* around 950 )
- July 11th : Theobald II , Count of Blois (* around 980 )
- September 26 : Nilus von Rossano , Italian monk and saint (* around 910 )
- November 4th : Otto I , Duke of Carinthia
- November 13 : Abbo von Fleury , French mathematician (* 940 or 945 )
- November 22nd : Esiko , Count of Merseburg
Exact date of death unknown
- Soběslav , Bohemian nobleman