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The battle of Manzikert
The Seljuks defeat the Byzantine Empire
in the Battle of Manzikert .
1071 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 519/520 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1063/64
Buddhist calendar 1614/15 (southern Buddhism); 1613/14 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 62nd (63rd) cycle

Year of the metal pig辛亥 ( at the beginning of the year metal dog 庚戌)

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Seleucid era Babylon: 1381/82 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1382/83 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1109
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1127/28 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

The fall of the Byzantine Empire

The routes of the armies before the battle of Manzikert
  • August 26th: In the battle of Manzikert in western Armenia , the Seljuks defeat the army of the Byzantine Empire . Emperor Romanos IV is taken prisoner and is released against payment of a ransom and the conclusion of a peace treaty. When the terms of the peace treaty became known, Kaisar Johannes Dukas initiated a popular uprising. Romanos IV and his young sons Leon and Nikephorus are therefore deposed in Constantinople and the treaty, which would have provided for annual tribute payments and the obligation to provide Byzantine auxiliaries, is declared invalid.
  • October 24th: Johannes Dukas makes his nephew Michael VII the sole emperor of the Byzantine Empire. After his coronation, Michael calls the eunuch Nikephoritzes from his exile in Antioch on the Orontes back to the court in Constantinople. As a Logothet , he quickly gained influence and ousted other leading figures in the government.
  • Due to the internal turmoil, the Byzantine defense collapses and the Turkish colonization and Islamization of Asia Minor begin. Danischmend Ghazi founds the dynasty of the Danischmenden , the Sultanate of the Rum-Seljuks , initially from Nikaia , later from Iconium , replaces Ostrom as the dominant power in central and eastern Anatolia.

Central Europe

Coat of arms of Domenico Silvo



First documentary mentions


Religion and culture

Imperial Synod

  • August: At the imperial synod in Mainz, Bishop Karl von Konstanz is accused of simony. Although he denies the allegations, he voluntarily resigns as Bishop of Constance and returns to the diocese of Magdeburg, where he dies that same year.

Church buildings



  • October 22nd: Wilhelm IX. , Duke of Aquitaine, first trobador († 1126)


Date of death secured

  • around August 8th: Budivoj , Elbe Slavic prince from the Nakoniden dynasty , velvet ruler of the Abodriten tribal association based in Mecklenburg and Ostholstein
  • August 22nd: Lambertus Sula , Bishop of Cracow

Exact date of death unknown

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