|Thietmar von Merseburg begins to write a chronicle that comprised eight books by his death in 1018 .|
|1012 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||460/461 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1555/56 (southern Buddhism); 1554/55 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||61st (62nd) cycle , year of the water rat壬子 ( at the beginning of the year metal pig 辛亥)|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||374/375 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||402/403 (turn of the year 22/23 July)|
|Jewish calendar||4772/73 (September 19-20)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1322/23 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1323/24 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1068/69 (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
- April 1 : With the death of the minor Hermann III. the male line of the older Konradines dies out. The Babenberg Ernst I received the vacant Duchy of Swabia from King Heinrich II as a fief .
- Oldřich from the Přemyslid dynasty overthrew his brother Jaromír in agreement with King Henry II and thereby became Duke of Bohemia . He initially accepted the Roman-German king as feudal lord over Bohemia. Jaromír has to flee to Poland to Bolesław Chrobry , who a few years earlier himself had laid claim to the Bohemian throne.
- After Fromond II's death , his son Rainald II became the last Count of Sens .
- Since their father Raimund I. Roger died in the previous year, his sons Peter Raimund and Wilhelm Raimund take over the inheritance of their grandfather Roger I as Count of Carcassonne .
- After a payment of 48,000 pounds of silver danegeld by Æthelred since pulling 1009 plundering pulling through the country Danes from England from.
- Hugo IV, the bay , becomes lord of Lusignan as the successor of his late father Hugo III, the white .
- Zāwī ibn Zīrī made himself independent of the increasingly weakened caliphate of Cordoba under Hisham II and founded the kingdom of the Zirids of Granada in al-Andalus .
- Rajendra I. becomes co-regent of his father Rajaraja I. in the Chola Empire of the Tamils in southern India.
First documentary mentions
- December 29th : In a document in which King Heinrich II donated the forest Zundernhart to the Fulda monastery , the towns of Ilbeshausen , Bermuthshain , Weidenau , Kalbach and Crainfeld were mentioned for the first time as border points of the donated area.
- Vielbrunn is first mentioned in a document as Villebrunnen .
Bishop Thietmar von Merseburg begins to write a chronicle that will consist of eight books by his death in 1018 . With his chronicle, which covers the events of the years 908 to 1018, he intends to describe “the history of the city of Merseburg” ( Merseburgensis series civitatis ) and the “lives and deeds of the pious kings of Saxony” ( Saxonie regum vitam moresque piorum ).
The election of the Pope in 1012
After the death of Pope Sergius IV on May 12th, Theophylact II of Tusculum came as a layman to the chair of Peter on May 20th or 21st and as Pope took the name Benedict VIII . However, under the influence of the Roman patrician John II. Crescentius , Gregory VI. raised from the house of the Crescentier to antipope . However, the Tusculans can ultimately prevail and drive Gregor out of Rome in the summer. At Christmas he tries to get the recognition of the German king Heinrich II. , But this gives Benedict.
Consecration of the Bamberg Cathedral
On May 6th , the birthday of the founder of King Heinrich II, the old Bamberg Cathedral was consecrated in the presence of 45 bishops and other dignitaries in honor of the Apostle Peter , the Virgin Mary and St. George . At the cathedral consecration of the diocese of Bamberg , which was founded only a few years ago , all archbishops of the Holy Roman Empire are present - with one exception. At no other cathedral consecration of the Middle Ages are so many bishops present before or after.
After Tagino's death on June 9th, Waltard becomes Archbishop of Magdeburg . He pursued a very active Ostpolitik, but died after three months on August 12th . His successor will be Gero von Magdeburg on September 22nd , after his opponent, who was elected by the electorate, did not receive royal confirmation. He receives the pallium from Pope Benedict in October.
- Marpa , translator and forefather of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism († 1097 )
- Rongsom Chökyi Sangpo , Tibetan scholar († 1088 )
Date of death secured
- April 1 : Hermann III. , Duke of Swabia (* 995 )
- May 12 : Sergius IV. (Pietro da Albano), Pope (* around 970 )
- May 18 : John II Crescentius , Roman patrician
- July 17th : Koloman , allegedly an Irish prince who was captured and executed on a pilgrimage near Stockerau, and who is venerated as a saint in Austria
- August 12 : Waltard , Archbishop of Magdeburg (* around 960 )
- September 12 : Guido von Anderlecht , Flemish sexton and pilgrim; catholic saint
Exact date of death unknown
- Arnulf II , Count of Cambrai
- Fromond II. , Count of Sens
- Hugo III of Lusignan , Lord of Lusignan
- Roger I , Count of Carcassonne