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last remnant of Heinrichsdom: one of the two "cathedral toads"
King Heinrich II
lays the foundation stone
for Bamberg Cathedral .
Conrad I, representation from the Chronica Sancti Pantaleonis, around 1237
The Salier Konrad I
becomes Duke of Carinthia .
1004 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 452/453 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 996/997
Buddhist calendar 1547/48 (southern Buddhism); 1546/47 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle

Year of the wood dragon甲辰 ( at the beginning of the year water rabbit 癸卯)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 366/367 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 382/383
Islamic calendar 394/395 (turn of the year 17th / 18th October)
Jewish calendar 4764/65 (September 17-18)
Coptic calendar 720/721
Malayalam calendar 179/180
Seleucid era Babylon: 1314/15 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1315/16 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1042
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 .

Northern and Western Europe

Eastern Europe

Battle of Skopje
  • 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

King Heinrichs court chaplain Tagino succeeds Giselher Archbishop of Magdeburg , who died on January 25th . He supported the future emperor in the re-establishment of the diocese of Merseburg .

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.



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