|Heinrich II dies in the Palatinate Grona near Göttingen .|
|1024 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||472/473 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1567/68 (southern Buddhism); 1566/67 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||61./62. (62./63.) Cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||386/387 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||414/415 (turn of the year 14/15 March)|
|Jewish calendar||4784/85 (September 5-6)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1334/35 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1335/36 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1080/81 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
Holy Roman Empire
After Emperor Heinrich II had already lay sick for three months in Bamberg, he set off on a trip to Magdeburg to celebrate Easter there. After the festivities he leaves and visits Halberstadt first and then Goslar. A violent relapse forced him to stay in the Palatinate Grona near Göttingen, where he finally died on July 13 of a chronic painful stone disease. Since the marriage with Kunigunde of Luxemburg remained childless, the rule of the Ottonians ended with Heinrich II . During the approximately two-month vacancy on the throne after the death of her husband, Kunigunde, with the help of her brothers Dietrich and Heinrich, ran the imperial business unchallenged. It also keeps the imperial regalia in its power.
On September 4 in is Kamba the election of Conrad II. King of Germany on the named after this event King chair at Lörzweiler . With this the time of the Salians begins . The Archbishop of Mainz Aribo acts as election officer, campaigns for Konrad and is the first to cast his vote for Konrad. Since the other candidate for the royal throne, Konrad the Younger , renounces and is the first of the secular princes to vote for the older Konrad, Konrad is then elected unanimously. The choice is confirmed by the handover of the imperial regalia by the Emperor's widow Kunigunde. A few days later, on September 8, Konrad is anointed by Aribo in Mainz Cathedral and crowned king .
Since Aribo refuses to coronate Konrad's wife Gisela von Schwaben for reasons that can no longer be identified with certainty , he then forfeits the Mainz coronation right. Why he does this is all the more incomprehensible as Aribo has pushed through his candidate and he was probably appointed Arch Chancellor for Italy by the new king immediately after the election . In addition to that for the northern parts of the empire, the Italian department of the chancellery is also subordinate to the Archbishop of Mainz. The inferior rival Aribos, the Archbishop of Cologne Pilgrim , uses the chance to exercise and finally claim the coronation right already granted to him by the Pope and crowns Gisela 13 days later on September 21 in Cologne at the beginning of the ensuing royal ride .
Caliphate of Cordoba
- January 17th : Abd ar-Rahman V of the Umayyad dynasty is overthrown and executed after only seven weeks of reign. Muhammad III. is used by the insurgents as the Caliph of Cordoba .
First documentary mentions
- First documentary mention of Hochtänn , Hüttlingen (Württemberg) , Stödtlen , Suzdal , Vuiteboeuf and Wössingen .
On April 9 pope dies Benedict VIII. Rome. His brother Romanus of Tusculum is elected as his successor by simony and takes the name John XIX. on. Since he was a layman at this point, contrary to the canon, he received all orders in one day.
Gunther von Meißen becomes Archbishop of Salzburg after his predecessor Hartwig died on December 5th of the previous year . Gunther is the son of Margrave Ekkehard von Meißen , his mother is the Billungerin Swanhilde. He received an excellent education in the famous Notkers School of Liège and before his appointment as Archbishop he was Chancellor of Emperor Heinrich II , thus putting an end to the archbishop's traditional ties to the Bavarian nobility.
Date of birth saved
- May 13 : Hugo von Cluny , abbot of the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny, saint of the Catholic Church († 1109 )
Exact date of birth unknown
Born around 1024
Date of death secured
- January 17th : Abd ar-Rahman V , Caliph of Córdoba (* 1001 )
- around March 27th : Hugbert , Bishop of Meissen
- April 9 : Theophylact II of Tusculum, under the name of Benedict VIII Pope (* around 980 )
Exact date of death unknown
- ʿAbd al-Jabbār ibn Ahmad , Islamic theologian (* around 935 )
- Hildegund von Geseke , abbess of the Geseke women's monastery
- Walo , Abbot of Corvey
Died around 1024
- Erik Håkonsson , Jarl in Lade for Trøndelag and Hålogaland, ruler of Norway under the suzerainty of Sven Gabelbarts and Jarl of Northumbria (* around 964 )