Constantine VIII becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire after the death of his brother Basil II .
|1025 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||473/474 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1568/69 (southern Buddhism); 1567/68 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||62nd (63rd) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||387/388 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||415/416 (turn of the year March 3rd / 4th)|
|Jewish calendar||4785/86 (August 27-28)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1335/36 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1336/37 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1081/82 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- April 18 : Bolesław Chrobry , previously a Polish duke from the ruling Piast family , is crowned the first king of Poland . The coronation was made possible by the death of Bolesław's main opponent, Emperor Heinrich II. , Last year. The first Polish king dies on June 17th, and is succeeded by his son Mieszko II. Lambert . Under him the disintegration of the Polish empire begins. Right at the beginning of Mieszko's reign, the new German Emperor Konrad II called for the Polish coronation insignia to be handed over, as his coronation took place without his consent. When Mieszko refuses, his older half-brother Bezprym , his brother Otto and the family of his father's stepmother, Oda von Haldensleben , go into opposition and join the emperor.
- December 15 : Constantine VIII becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire after the death of his brother Basil II , who leaves no children behind . The new ruler shows no interest in the government and transfers most of the power to imperial eunuchs.
- The Chola Empire under Rajendra I attacks the Srivijaya Empire , conquers the capital Kedaram and completely destroys its trade connections.
- December 21 : Dietmar II is consecrated as the successor of Gunther von Meißen , who died on November 1, as Archbishop of Salzburg .
- End of the year: Alexios I Studites becomes Patriarch of Constantinople as successor to Eustathios I , who died in early December .
Foundations and buildings
The Church of the Holy Cross in Kaufungen , founded by Empress Kunigunde , will be consecrated by her on July 13th , the first anniversary of the death of her husband, Emperor Heinrich II . The church is considered an important work of late Ttonian art .
- around 1025: The Salian king and later emperor Konrad II starts the construction of a cathedral in Speyer with the aim of building the largest church in the West .
Historical maps and views
Date of birth saved
Exact date of birth unknown
- Anna Dalassene , mother of the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos († 1102 )
- Elisabeth of Kiev , Princess of the Kievan Rus and wife of the Norwegian King Harald Hardråde († after 1066)
- Ruben , Prince of Lesser Armenia († 1095 )
Born around 1025
Date of death secured
- May 12 : Adalbero II , Bishop of Basel
- June 17th : Bolesław I , first king of Poland (* around 965 )
- August 20 : Burchard von Worms , bishop and canon lawyer (* around 965 )
- September 17th : Hugo , French co-king, son of Roberts II. (* 1007 )
- November 1st : Gunther von Meißen , Archbishop of Salzburg
- November 4 : Mathilde , Countess Palatine of Lorraine (* 979 )
- December 15 : Basil II , Emperor of Byzantium (* 958 )
Exact date of death unknown
- Beginning of December: Eustathios I , Patriarch of Constantinople
- Abbas ibn Shuaib , Prince of the Fatimids
- Durand , Bishop of Liege
- Hermann II , Count von Werl (* around 980 )