Calendar overview 1006
Gaudentius , the
first archbishop of Gniezno ,
dies around the year 1006.
|Book of Kells is stolen from a church in Ireland.|
Buddhist temple complex of Borobudur
is destroyed by an eruption of the Merapi volcano .
|1006 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||454/455 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1549/50 (southern Buddhism); 1548/49 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||61st (62nd) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||368/369 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||396/397 (turn of the year 26/27 September)|
|Jewish calendar||4766/67 (August 26-27)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1316/17 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1317/18 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1062/63 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- The German King Heinrich II donated three Burgwarde to the Diocese of Meißen , including Göda , which was first mentioned in a document on this occasion and which developed into the center of Christianization and territorial rule in Upper Lusatia .
- The childless King Rudolf III. von Burgundy concludes an inheritance contract with his nephew Heinrich II. For his support, the emperor is said to be heir to Burgundy. He receives the city of Basel as a deposit in advance .
- Henry II makes an alliance of friendship with the French King Robert II.
- Count Baldwin IV of Flanders , together with Count Lambert I of Leuven, conquered the city of Valenciennes from the County of Cambrai . Arnulf II of Cambrai asks King Henry for help.
- Summer: The rebellious Bedouins of Cyrenaica , led by Abu Rakwa, advance against Egypt , where they endanger the rule of the Fatimids under Caliph al-Hākim bi-amr Allāh . An attack on Alexandria fails, but they march on Cairo .
- August 16 : The insurgents are defeated near Giza . On August 30, they suffer another heavy defeat at Ras al-Birka . Abu Rakwa fled to Nubia, where he was found in a monastery and extradited to the Fatimids in exchange for money. As a result of the uprising, the Shiite Fatimids are trying to get closer to the Sunnis in the empire.
First documentary mentions
- April 1st : Groß Börnecke , today a district of Hecklingen , is first mentioned in a document from Heinrich II.
- First documentary mention of the Bavarian town of Schwandorf , the town of Landershofen near Eichstätt , the Baden community of Bellingen and the Freiburg district of Opfingen as well as Oppligen .
science and technology
- In China, Japan, Iraq, Egypt, Italy and Switzerland, the supernova 1006 is observed in the constellation Wolf , which reaches up to −7.5 mag . SN 1006 should therefore have been the brightest natural point-shaped celestial object that has ever been seen in the recorded history of mankind. The most precise contemporary account comes from the Egyptian doctor and astrologer Ali ibn Ridwan .
Culture, religion and society
- Unidentified thieves steal the unique Book of Kells from Kells Abbey in Kells, County Meath, Ireland . After a few months, the book, stripped of its precious cover, is found again. The lavishly designed and decorated Book of Kells contains the four Gospels together with full-page images of Christ , Mary with Child and the Evangelists .
- A huge eruption of the Merapi volcano on Java made the large Buddhist temple complex of Borobudur disappear under sand, stones and rubble for centuries. At the same time, a whole culture is sinking. It is believed that this devastation resulted in the collapse of the Hindu civilization of the Kingdom of Mataram .
- ʿAbdallāh ibn Muhammad al-Ansārī (known as Pir e Herat ), Persian Sufi poet and Koran exegete († 1089 )
- Ísleifur Gissurarson , first bishop of Iceland and Greenland († 1080 )
- Constantine X , Emperor of the Byzantine Empire († 1067 )
- 14. October 1006/ 1007 : Gottfried II. , Count of Anjou and Count of Vendôme († 1060 )
- around 1006: Petrus Damiani , Italian Benedictine, bishop and doctor of the church († 1072 )