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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Canute the Great defeats Edmund Ironside at Ashington
After defeating Edmund Ironside
, Canute becomes the Great King of England .
1016 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 464/465 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1008/09
Buddhist calendar 1559/60 (southern Buddhism); 1558/59 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle

Year of the fire dragon丙辰 ( at the beginning of the year wood bunny 乙卯)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 378/379 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 394/395
Islamic calendar 406/407 (New Year 9/10 June)
Jewish calendar 4776/77 (September 5-6)
Coptic calendar 732/733
Malayalam calendar 191/192
Seleucid era Babylon: 1326/27 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1327/28 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1054
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1072/73 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Scandinavia / British Isles

Emma and her sons Alfred and Edward receive asylum with their brother, the Norman Duke Richard II; Illustration from the Vita Edwards the Confessor, 13th century

The English King Æthelred of the House of Wessex dies on April 23rd during the siege of London by Canute the Great . His eldest son from his first marriage, Edmund II. Ironside, assumes his claim to the throne . Æthelred's second wife Emma von der Normandie then goes with her two teenage sons Edward and Alfred to her brother Richard II in Normandy . Several skirmishes ensued between the two kings Edmund and Knut, with both sides avoiding an open field battle for a long time. Edmund's ally Uhtred , Earl of Northumbria , submits to Canute during this time. On the way to the homage, however, he is murdered by Knut's follower Thurbrand and 40 of his followers. Erik Håkonsson becomes Jarl from Northumbria.

In the decisive field battle at Ashingdon , in the course of which some English princes fell away from Edmund, Edmund's army was finally defeated on October 18th . Nevertheless, Knut is looking for a balance with his opponent, so that England is split up. Edmund becomes King of Wessex , Canute rules the rest. The agreement also stipulates that if one of the two dies, the other can take over the rule of the entire kingdom.

The North Sea region 1016-1035

On November 30th , just a month later, Edmund dies. Wessex submits to Knut, who becomes king of all England and establishes the North Sea empire. Emma returns to England with her sons.

  • 1016/ 1018 : . Malcolm II of Scotland defeated troops of the small English Kingdom of Northumbria in the Battle of Carham . The main cause of the battle was disputes over the Lothian region. After the battle, most of Scotland is under the control of the Scottish kings, although the Vikings can still hold their own in Ross-shire, Caithness, Sutherland, and the Outer Hebrides.

East Franconian-German Empire


Italy around the year 1000: In the southeast of the Byzantine Katepanat Italy


Caliphate of Cordoba

Caliph Sulayman al-Mustain falls into the hands of the Hammudids on July 1 through betrayal by his Berber troops and is executed a little later. The title of caliphate in the Caliphate of Córdoba passes from the Umayyads to the Hammudids under Ali ibn Hammud an-Nasir . Against this, by some Berber leaders in Valencia , Abd ar-Rahman IV, a great-grandson of Abd ar-Rahman III. proclaimed caliph.

North africa

After the death of his father, Bādīs ibn al-Mansūr ibn Buluqqīn ibn Zīrī , al-Muʿizz ibn Bādīs az-Zīrī is elevated to the throne of the Zirids in Ifrīqiya . Because he is still a minor, he is temporarily under the rule of an aunt. After his accession to the throne, a bloody uprising breaks out in Ifriqiya. The Fatimid residence in al-Mansuriya near Kairouan is completely destroyed and 20,000 Shiites are massacred. Due to the unrest, an armistice must be concluded with the Hammudids in Algeria .

Eastern Europe

East asia

Diary of Fujiwara no Michinaga over the period from 998 to 1021

First documentary mentions

Culture and society




Bishop Poppo von Trier, Babenberger family tree , 1489–1492


Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1016


Date of death secured

Æthelred of England

Exact date of death unknown

  • after March 21: Reglindis , Margravine of Meißen (* around 989 )

Died around 1016

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