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Miniature 67 from the Manasses Chronicle, 14th century, murder of Romanos III.  by order of Michael IV.
The Byzantine Emperor Romanos III. is murdered.
1034 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 482/483 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1026/27
Buddhist calendar 1577/78 (southern Buddhism); 1576/77 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 62nd (63rd) cycle

Year of the Wood Dog甲戌 ( at the beginning of the year water tap 癸酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 396/397 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 412/413
Islamic calendar 425/426 (turn of the year 15th / 16th November)
Jewish calendar 4794/95 (September 15-16)
Coptic calendar 750/751
Malayalam calendar 209/210
Seleucid era Babylon: 1344/45 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1345/46 (New Year October)

Spanish era 1072
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1090/91 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Byzantine Empire

  • Michael the Paphlagonier, chamberlain of the Byzantine Empress Zoe , lets - presumably with her support - on April 11th Emperor Romanos III. murder, then marries his widow and is crowned Byzantine emperor as Michael IV . The brother of the new emperor, the palace eunuch Johannes Orphanotrophos , gains great power and influence under the new rule.

Central and Western Europe

First documentary mentions

  • The current city of Amberg is mentioned for the first time as villa Ammenberg in a document from King Conrad II.
  • Aetigkofen , Glattbrugg and Hessigkofen are first mentioned in a document.


  • Under Emperor Michael IV, who came from a humble background and was a money changer before his coronation, the slow devaluation of the Byzantine gold standard began by gradually reducing the gold content.


  • Construction of the first documented synagogue in Germany begins in Worms .



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