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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Sanjō, illustration from a Hyakunin Isshu edition (Edo period)
Sanjō becomes Tennō of Japan after Ichijō resigns .
Mathilde with her brother Otto von Schwaben on the donation plate of the Otto Mathilden Cross
Mathilde II ,
Abbess of Essen , dies.
1011 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 459/460 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1003/04
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)
Iranian calendar 389/390
Islamic calendar 401/402 (turn of the year 3rd / 4th August)
Jewish calendar 4771/72 (August 31 / September 1)
Coptic calendar 727/728
Malayalam calendar 186/187
Seleucid era Babylon: 1321/22 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1322/23 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1049
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1067/68 (turn of the year April)
Ongoing events
Byzantine-Bulgarian war (since 977 / 1002 )
Transition from pre-Romanesque to Romanesque (since around 1000 )


Politics and world events

East Franconian-German Empire

Family table of the Billunger

Byzantine Empire / Southern Italy

Italy around the year 1000; in the southeast of the Byzantine Katepanat 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


Seal stamp of Archbishop Erkanbald, slate, around 1011
  • 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



Date of death secured

Ichijō, 66th Tennō of Japan

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1011

Web links

Commons : 1011  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files