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Hic sepultus est invictissimus Guillelmus conquestor Normannae dux et Angliae rex huiusce domus conditor qui obiit anno MLXXXVII (Buried here is the invincible challenger William, Prince of Normandy and King of Anglia, whose house founder, who died in 1087)
William the Conqueror
dies in France.
Dominion of William the Conqueror around 1087
His kingdom is divided among his sons.
1087 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 535/536 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1079/80
Buddhist calendar 1630/31 (southern Buddhism); 1629/30 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 63rd (64th) cycle

Year of the Fire Rabbit 丁卯 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Tiger 丙寅)

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)
Coptic calendar 803/804
Malayalam calendar 262/263
Seleucid era Babylon: 1397/98 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1398/99 (New Year October)

Spanish era 1125
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1143/44 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire

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.
Coronation of Wilhelm II.

Iberian Peninsula



  • 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

Born around 1087

  • Heinrich , ancestor of the Count Palatine of Tübingen († 1103 )


Date of death secured

William I of England (Bayeux Tapestry)
Grave of Empress Bertha in Speyer Cathedral

Exact date of death unknown

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