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Hypothetical map of Thorfinn Karlsefni's expedition to Vinland
Thorfinn Karlsefni
embarks on an
expedition to Vinland around 1010 .
Statue of Gudridur Thorbjarnardottir in Iceland

Among others, his wife
Gudridur Thorbjarnardottir is on board .
1010 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 458/459 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1002/03
Buddhist calendar 1553/54 (southern Buddhism); 1552/53 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle , year of the metal dog庚戌 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Rooster 己酉)
Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 372/373 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 388/389
Islamic calendar 400/401 (turn of the year August 14/15)
Jewish calendar 4770/71 (September 10-11)
Coptic calendar 726/727
Malayalam calendar 185/186
Seleucid era Babylon: 1320/21 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1321/22 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1048
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1066/67 (turn of the year April)
Ongoing events
Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars (since 977/1002)


Politics and world events

East Franconian-German Empire

The Roman-German King Heinrich II gathered an army in the Lausitz region for a campaign against Poland under Duke Bolesław I Chrobry . Because of an illness, however, he has to leave without having achieved anything. The army then devastated the lands of the Lusatian margrave Gero , who was not compensated for these attacks.

Southern Italy

In March Basileios Mesardonites, the Byzantine governor of the Katepanate of Italy , began the siege of the city ​​of Bari, which was held by Lombard insurgents under the leadership of Apulians Meles and his brother-in-law Dattus .


Dinar Hishams II

Sulayman al-Mustain , Caliph of Cordoba , tries to conquer Toledo , where his predecessor Muhammad II al-Mahdi fled at the end of last year. However, he suffers a defeat, Córdoba is sacked by the Catalans and Muhammad II becomes caliph again. A little later, however, he was overthrown and killed in a coup by slave troops under al-Wahdid . Hisham II becomes caliph for the second time after he had to transfer power to the chamberlain Almansor in 997 and then spent the time in captivity under changing rulers. However, he is now under the dominant influence of al-Wahdid. At the same time, there are fighting with Berber troops who continue to support Sulaiman al-Mustain.

The Taifa kingdom of Dénia

The former slave mujahid begins to conquer the area around Dénia and the Balearic Islands , thereby establishing the Taifa Kingdom of Dénia within the Caliphate of Córdoba .

Other events on the Iberian Peninsula

North africa


The north gate of the citadel today

Emperor Lý Thái Tổ , founder of the Vietnamese Lý dynasty, chose the citadel called Đại La on the west bank of the Red River delta, built in 866 by the Chinese Tang dynasty , as his residence city and called it Thăng Long ( rising dragon ). This is considered the founding day of Hanoi . The architecture of the imperial residence, which was built in the following years on the ruins of the Chinese fortress and on drained alluvial land, is based on Chinese models. In the square inner royal city ( Hoàng Thành ), the most important buildings are arranged along a north-south axis, with the throne hall, ministries and administrative buildings in the middle. To the north is the Purple Forbidden City ( Tử Cấm Thành ) with ornate palaces and gardens, in which the royal family resides. This inner area is enclosed by the outer city ( Kinh Thành ), which is also square, with the quarters of the common people, traders and craftsmen.


First documentary mentions

Detail from the document of the first mention of Ubingun





The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta
Bernward von Hildesheim ( monument at the cathedral , 1893)


nature and environment


Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown

  • Eustach I , Count of Boulogne and progenitor of the House of Boulogne († 1049 )
  • Michael IV , Emperor of the Byzantine Empire († 1041 )

Born around 1010


Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1010

  • Edla , wife of King Olaf Skötkonung of Sweden (* around 980 )

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