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St. Adalbert (Vojtech) and his brother Gaudentius (Radim);  Monument in Libice, Bohemia
Gaudentius , the
first archbishop of Gniezno ,
dies around the year 1006.
Page from the Book of Kells
The Book of Kells is stolen from a church in Ireland.
General view of the temple complex of Borobudur
The 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)
Ethiopian calendar 998/999
Buddhist calendar 1549/50 (southern Buddhism); 1548/49 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle

Year of the fire horse丙午 ( at the beginning of the year wood snake 乙巳)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 368/369 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 384/385
Islamic calendar 396/397 (turn of the year 26/27 September)
Jewish calendar 4766/67 (August 26-27)
Coptic calendar 722/723
Malayalam calendar 181/182
Seleucid era Babylon: 1316/17 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1317/18 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1044
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1062/63 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events



First documentary mentions

science and technology

Remnants of supernova 1006, X-rayed by the Chandra satellite telescope
  • 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


  • 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 .



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Commons : 1006  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files