|Olof Skötkonung is baptized.|
|1008 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||456/457 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1551/52 (southern Buddhism); 1550/51 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||61st (62nd) cycle
Year of the Earth-Monkey 戊申 ( at the beginning of the year Fire-Sheep 丁未)
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||370/371 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||398/399 (turn of the year 4th / 5th September)|
|Jewish calendar||4768/69 (September 3-4)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1318/19 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1319/20 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1064/65 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- November 20 : Gottfried I dies on a pilgrimage back to Rome. His eleven year old son Alain III. follows him as Duke of Brittany .
- After the death of his father Gurgen , Bagrat III. , King of Abkhazia , also King of Kartlien and henceforth calls himself King of Kings in a united Georgia .
First documentary mentions
- The first mention of Gundelfingen in Breisgau is performed when the future Kaiser Heinrich II. The Basler Bishop Adalbero the wild banalité in a range of Freiburger gives bay.
- First written mention of Reil on the Moselle and of Crans-près-Céligny in today's canton of Vaud as Cranos .
Culture and religion
The Codex Leningradensis is the oldest known complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible in the original language. The scribe Samuel ben Jakob himself claims to have copied from books corrected by Aaron ben Moshe ben Ascher . The manuscript is likely to be written in Cairo and later sold to a person living in Damascus .
The missionary Brun von Querfurt goes to the court of Bolesław I. Chrobry of Poland . Since war has broken out between King Henry II and Duke Bolesław, he sends one of his companions to Sweden , where King Olof Skötkonung and a large part of his people can be won over for the baptism. Then he makes a fruitless attempt to reconcile Heinrich and Bolesław by writing to King Henry. Finally, with 18 companions, he sets off for missionary work in the land of the Prussians .
- Megingod , provost of Mainz and a member of the royal court orchestra, becomes Archbishop of Trier . In this position he succeeds Ludolf , who died on April 7th .
- April 10th : Notger , Bishop of Liège , dies. His successor is Balderich II.
- Oliva de Besalú becomes abbot in the monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll .
- The monastery of San Salvatore di Monte Acuto is founded by Camaldolese .
Date of birth saved
Exact date of birth unknown
- Mahmud al-Kāschgharī , Turkish scholar and lexicographer († 1105 )
- Al-Muʿizz ibn Bādīs az-Zīrī , ruler of the Zirids in Ifriqiya († 1062 )
- Gotzelo II , Duke of Lower Lorraine († 1046 )
- Sugawara no Takasue no Musume , Japanese lady-in-waiting and poet († 1057 or after 1067)
Date of death secured
- March 17th : Kazan , Tennō (Emperor) of Japan (* 968 )
- April 7th : Ludolf , Archbishop of Trier
- April 10th : Notger von Liège , nephew of Emperor Otto I and Bishop of Liège
- November 20 : Gottfried I , Duke of Brittany