|Sanjō becomes Tennō of Japan after Ichijō resigns .||
Mathilde II ,
Abbess of Essen , dies.
|1011 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||459/460 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1554/55 (southern Buddhism); 1553/54 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||61st (62nd) cycle , year of the metal pig辛亥 ( at the beginning of the year metal dog 庚戌)|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||373/374 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||401/402 (turn of the year 3rd / 4th August)|
|Jewish calendar||4771/72 (August 31 / September 1)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1321/22 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1322/23 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1067/68 (turn of the year April)|
|Byzantine-Bulgarian war (since 977 / 1002 )|
|Transition from pre-Romanesque to Romanesque (since around 1000 )|
Politics and world events
East Franconian-German Empire
- February 2 : Bernhard II. , After the death of his father I. Bernard Duke of Saxony from the family of Bill Unger .
- 1011/1012: Adalbero von Eppenstein succeeds Konrad I , who died in December, as Duke of Carinthia and Margrave of Verona . His underage son Konrad II is passed over in the succession and instead becomes Count in Nahegau , Speyergau and Wormsgau .
Byzantine Empire / Southern Italy
After the Byzantine governor of Katepanats Italy have already been besieged one year, the Greek citizens of the city come Bari in negotiations with the besiegers. They force the leader of the Lombard insurgents Meles and his brother-in-law Dattus to flee and on June 11th they hand over the city to Basilius Mesardonites, who restores Byzantine rule, but refrains from reprisals.
The Japanese ruler Ichijō abdicated due to illness and died a short time later on July 25th . His cousin Sanjō follows him as the 67th Tennō to the throne. The new Tennō does not have a strong base of power, the rise of the imperial secretary Fujiwara no Michinaga .
First documentary mentions
- The first documented mention of Auvernier , Köniz , Moiry , Neuchatel , Aix-les-Bains and Saint-Blaise . Schnaittach
- Erkanbald , previously abbot of Fulda , becomes archbishop of Mainz . He succeeds Willigis , who died on February 23 . Branthog is the new abbot in Fulda .
- Sophia , daughter of Emperor Otto II and Empress Theophanu and already abbess in Gandersheim at that time , also became abbess in Essen after the death of Mathilde II on November 5th .
- Dietrich I. succeeds Swidger , who died on November 19th, as Bishop of Münster .
- Walo succeeds Hosed, who died the previous year, as Abbot of Corvey . During his term of office there was a serious conflict with Bishop Meinwerk von Paderborn . He accused the members of the abbey of indiscipline and a dissolute lifestyle. However, there is no evidence to support this claim.
- Count Adelbero from the house of the Counts von Kühbach hands over his castle to Benedictine nuns to found a monastery and has the church of St. Magnus built for this purpose. Willibirg becomes the first abbess of the new monastery.
Nature and the environment / disasters
- According to the Quedlinburg annals , winter is extremely severe . A viral disease claims countless victims in him.
- After the war-related destruction of irrigation systems by Mahmud of Ghazni , a famine breaks out in Khorasan, claiming numerous victims.
- Jōjin , Japanese Buddhist monk scholar († 1081 )
- Nagtsho Lotsawa Tshälthrim Gyelwa , Tibetan translator († 1064 )
- Robert I , Duke of Burgundy († 1076 )
- Shao Yong , Chinese philosopher, poet, cosmologist and historian († 1077 )
Date of death secured
- November 5 : Mathilde , Abbess of Essen (* 949 )
- November 19 : Swidger , Bishop of Munster
- November 21 : Reizei , Japanese Tennō (* 950 )
Exact date of death unknown
- Bernhard I. Billung , Duke of Saxony (* around 950 )
- Hartker von St. Gallen , monk and author (* before 965)
- Konrad I , Duke of Carinthia (* around 975 )
Died around 1011
- Raimund I. Roger , Count of Carcassonne