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Silver coin that was struck for Olof Skötkonung
The Swedish King Olof Skötkonung is baptized.
1008 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 456/457 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1000/01
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)
Iranian calendar 386/387
Islamic calendar 398/399 (turn of the year 4th / 5th September)
Jewish calendar 4768/69 (September 3-4)
Coptic calendar 724/725
Malayalam calendar 183/184
Seleucid era Babylon: 1318/19 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1319/20 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1046
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1064/65 (turn of the year April)


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First documentary mentions

Culture and religion

Codex Leningradensis

The Codex Leningradensis decorative page with information about the scribe (in the Star of David)

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 .


Report of the Quedlinburg Annals on the trip to Poland in 1008

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 .

Bishops' examinations

Monastic life


Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown


Date of death secured

Died around 1008

  • Sarolt , Hungarian Grand Duchess (* around 945 )

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