Calendar overview 1087
William the Conqueror
dies in France.
|1087 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||535/536 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1630/31 (southern Buddhism); 1629/30 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||63rd (64th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||449/450 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||465/466 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||479/480 (April 7/8)|
|Jewish calendar||4847/48 (September 1st and 2nd)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1397/98 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1398/99 (New Year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1143/44 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
Holy Roman Empire
- May 30th : Henry IV has his 13-year-old son Conrad crowned Roman-German king.
- First documentary mention of Balzheim , Böttstein , Umkirch and Ober- and Unterkirchberg .
The realm of William the Conqueror
- September 9th : After the death of Wilhelm I , the conqueror, his empire is divided. While still on his deathbed, the king agreed to the division he did not want. His son Robert Curthose , who has been in conflict with him for years and is therefore absent , receives Normandy . William bequeaths the throne of England to his second son, William II Rufus . Wilhelm leaves a considerable fortune of 5,000 pounds silver to his third son, Heinrich the Scholar . Both sons are sent away from him before his death in order to preserve their inheritance.
- Reconquista : King Alfonso VI. of Castile conquered the fortress of Aledo in Murcia . This controls the route between Seville and Granada . The great mosque of Toledo is being converted into a church.
- A fleet from Genoa and Pisa attacks Mahdia , the capital of the Zirid Empire Ifrīqiya in North Africa.
- May 9th : The bones of St. Nicholas of Myra arrive in Bari , where the construction of the Basilica of San Nicola begins to accommodate them . Italian merchants stole the relics from St. Nicholas Church in the Lycian town of Myra and transported them away.
- May 9 : Viktor III. is enthroned as Pope, almost a year after the election against his will and after overcoming his own reluctance, while the antipope Clement III , who has ruled since 1084 . stays in Ravenna. Immediately afterwards, his Norman followers have to leave Rome, which they conquered in a flash for enthronement. Viktor spends the time of his pontificate mainly in his monastery Montecassino, where he dies on September 16 . There will be no election of a successor until the end of the year.
Date of birth saved
Exact date of birth unknown
- Hermann II , Lord of Salm († 1135 )
- Imad ad-Din Zengi , Atabeg of Aleppo and Mosul, ancestor of the Zengids († 1146 )
- Yelü Dashi , Khan and founder of the Kara Kitai Khanate († 1143 )
Born around 1087
Date of death secured
- August 15 : Arnulf von Soissons , French Benedictine, Bishop of Soissons and saint of the Catholic Church (* around 1040 )
- September 9 : William I ( "the Conqueror"), King of England and Duke of Normandy (* 1027 / 1028 )
- September 16 : Viktor III. , Pope (* 1027 )
- September 25, probably 1087: Simon I of Montfort , Lord of Montfort (* before 1038)
Exact date of death unknown
- Abu Bakr ibn Umar , leader of the Almoravids
- Alardus , monk in Hasnau Monastery and abbot of Achin Monastery, saint of the Catholic Church
- Maria Dobroniega , Queen of Poland (* around 1010 )
- Fulko , Count of Angoulême
- Hermann von Eppenstein , Passau counter-bishop
- Constantine the African , lay brother of the Benedictine order and medical researcher (* 1017 )
- Morcar , Earl of Northumbria
- Solomon , King of Hungary (* 1053 )
- Domenico Silvo , 31st Doge of Venice
- az-Zarqali , Arabic mathematician and astronomer (* 1029 )