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The Byzantine Empire 1020
Under Basil II the Byzantine Empire experienced
a new heyday.
1020 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 468/469 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1012/13
Buddhist calendar 1563/64 (southern Buddhism); 1562/63 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle

Year of the Metal Monkey庚申 ( at the beginning of the Earth-Sheep year 己未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 382/383 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 398/399
Islamic calendar 410/411 (turn of the year April 26-27)
Jewish calendar 4780/81 (September 21/22)
Coptic calendar 736/737
Malayalam calendar 195/196
Seleucid era Babylon: 1330/31 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1331/32 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1058
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1076/77 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire / Italy

Star mantle of Henry II.
Habsburg Castle

British Islands

Fatimid Empire

  • December: The Fatimid caliph al-Hākim lifts the policy of discrimination against Christianity in his empire that has existed since 1009 . This also includes the complete return of all church property confiscated until then and the reconstruction of all demolished churches and monasteries. Some of them can even be rebuilt for the most part using their original building materials. In Jerusalem, too, Christians are now again allowed to pray at the holy grave and celebrate church festivals, even if the basilica was only rebuilt under al-Hakim's successor. The officials who are forced to convert to Islam are free to return to the religion of their fathers. The old guarantees of protection for the congregation are being renewed, so that some Christians who had been exiled in previous years are returning to Egypt and Syria.

First documentary mentions


Bishop Vualtherius in the Pontifical Gundekarianum


Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1020


Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1020

Web links

Commons : 1020  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files