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Memorial plaque to Thietmar von Merseburg
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)
Ethiopian calendar 1004/05
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)
Iranian calendar 390/391
Islamic calendar 402/403 (turn of the year 22/23 July)
Jewish calendar 4772/73 (September 19-20)
Coptic calendar 728/729
Malayalam calendar 187/188
Seleucid era Babylon: 1322/23 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1323/24 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1050
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1068/69 (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

Western Europe


First documentary mentions

The first mention of December 29, 1012
  • Vielbrunn is first mentioned in a document as Villebrunnen .


Page from Thietmar's Chronicle

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 ).


Count Balduin IV. Schönbart of Flanders marries Otgiva of Luxembourg , a niece of Empress Kunigunde .



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.

Bishops' examinations

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.


Shang Nanang Dorje Wangchug founds the Tibetan monastery Gyel Lhakhang belonging to the Kadam School in Phenyül .


Marpa Lotsawa


Date of death secured

Koloman in the church window of the parish church in Liesing
  • 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

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1012

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