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Kaufungen Collegiate Church
Empress Kunigunde donates the Kaufungen monastery .
1017 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 465/466 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1009/10
Buddhist calendar 1560/61 (southern Buddhism); 1559/60 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle , year of the fire-serpent丁巳 ( at the beginning of the year fire-dragon 丙辰)
Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 379/380 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 395/396
Islamic calendar 407/408 (turn of the year 29/30 May)
Jewish calendar 4777/78 (23/24 September)
Coptic calendar 733/734
Malayalam calendar 192/193
Seleucid era Babylon: 1327/28 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1328/29 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1055
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1073/74 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

The North Sea Empire

The North Sea region 1016-1035

Canute the Great marries Emma of Normandy , the wife of his rival Æthelred , who died the previous year , in order to consolidate his claim to the throne in England , although he had previously married the English noblewoman Ælfgifu of Northampton . Ælfgifu retains her position, however, and her sons Sven and Harald remain in line to the throne. In the same year Knut divides his dominion into the counties of Wessex , Mercia , Northumbria and East Anglia . As Earls he uses Erik Håkonsson in Northumbria , Torkjell Høge in East Anglia , Leofric in Mercia and Godwin in Wessex .

Central and Eastern Europe

Southern Italy

  • Beginning of the year: Pope Benedict VIII sends Norman mercenaries under the leadership of the adventurer Rainulf Drengot to southern Italy to support the Lombard uprising under Meles of Bari against the Byzantine feudal lords. In the spring Meles invades northern Apulia with this Norman contingent and Lombard troops and can advance victoriously in several battles. The Byzantine Emperor Basil II replaced the previous Katepan Tornikios Kontoleon with Basil Boioannes in autumn and sent military reinforcements from the mother country.

Iberian Peninsula

Berengar Raimund I.


First documentary mentions





Islam / Druze

  • The Ismaili scholar Hamza ibn Ali ibn Ahmad claims that the era of Qāʾim ( eschatological ruler) has dawned and that the ruling Fatimid caliph al-Hākim bi-amr Allah is God. He also teaches the abrogation of the Koranic revelation and its Ismaili interpretation; The mere confession of God's uniqueness ( tawheed ) should take the place of both, which makes all acts of worship superfluous. He begins writing several missives and develops a compilation of Ismaili, Neoplatonic and extreme Shiite ideas and terms. Hamza sends its own missionaries to the various Ismaili congregations in Egypt and Syria. One of his missionaries, a young Turk from Bukhara, who is nicknamed ad-Darzī, is so active in missionary activity in Cairo that the new doctrine is known there as ad-Darzīya ; their followers are called Durūz ( Druze ).



Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

  • after November 3rd: Burchard I. von Goseck , Count in Hassegau, Count Palatine of Saxony, Count of Merseburg and Imperial Vogt (* before 991)

Died around 1017

  • Emnilda , Duchess and Queen of Poland (* around 973 )
  • 1017/ 1019 : Wigo , Bishop of Brandenburg

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