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Year 1001 (MI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. It is the first year of the 11th century and the 2nd millennium.



  • Khazrun ben Falful, from the Maghrawa family Banu Khazrun, begins ruling Tripoli.
  • Asia

  • March 17 – The Buddhist ruler of Butuan, in the Philippines (P’u-tuan in the Sung Dynasty records), Sari Bata Shaja, makes the first tributary mission to China.
  • Changbai Mountains volcano, located on the present-day Chinese-Korean border, erupts with a force of 6.5, the fourth largest Holocene blast (approximate date).
  • The Tao/Tayk region is annexed by the Byzantines, as the Theme of Iberia.
  • Mahmud of Ghazni, Muslim leader of Ghazni, begins a series of raids into northern India, establishing the Ghaznavid Empire across most of today's Afghanistan, eastern Iran, and Pakistan.
  • Jayapala suffers defeat from the Ghaznavid Empire, near Peshawar.
  • Former emperor Đinh_Phế_Đế dies, while supressing the Cửu Long Rebellion in Thanh Hoa Province.
  • Khmer King Jayavarman V is succeeded by Udayadityavarman I and/or Suryavarman I.
  • Construction begins on the Liaodi Pagoda, the tallest pagoda in Chinese history (completed in 1055).
  • Oqropiri (Ioane I), Svimeon III and Melkisedek I are Catholicoi of Iberia within one year.
  • Europe

  • February 6 – After leading the revolt against Emperor Otto III and expelling the Crescentii, Gregory I, Count of Tusculum is named "Head of the Republic".
  • July 31 – Emperor Otto III confirms the possessions of Ulric Manfred II of Turin, and grants him privileges.
  • July – Sergius II becomes Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • Byzantine Emperor Basil II attempts to reconquer Bulgaria.
  • Robert II, King of France, marries for the third time, with Constance Taillefer d'Arles.
  • Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor has Charlemagne's vault opened (see Aachen Cathedral).
  • The First Battle of Alton: Danish invaders defeat the English.
  • Battle of Pinhoe: Vikings defeat the Anglo-Saxons in Devon.
  • Boleslaw I of Poland begins ruling parts of Slovakia.
  • Bryachislav of Polotsk begins ruling Polotsk.
  • Werner I, Bishop of Strasbourg begins ruling the Archbishopric of Strasbourg.
  • Ermengol I of Urgell makes his second voyage to Rome.
  • Þorgeirr Ljósvetningagoði ends being a lawspeaker in Iceland's Althing.
  • Ælfgar, bishop of Elmham, is consecrated.
  • Æthelred becomes Bishop of Cornwall, and dies shortly after that.
  • The town of Lloret de Mar is founded in Catalonia.
  • The first reference is made to Khotyn, Ukrainian town, and to Nyalka, Hungarian village, as to Chimudi.
  • North America

  • Vikings, led by Leif Eriksson, establish small settlements in and around Vinland in North America (approximate).
  • Religion

  • King Edward the Martyr of England is canonized.
  • A tomb of Saint Ivo (possibly) is uncovered in Huntingdonshire.
  • Births

  • Abbasid Caliph Al-Qa'im (d. 1075)
  • Princess Bishi of Japan (d. 1008)
  • King Duncan I of Scotland (d. 1040)
  • Godwin, Earl of Wessex (d. 1053)
  • Herluin de Conteville, Norman nobleman (d. 1087)
  • Ingegerd Olofsdotter, daughter of Olof Skötkonung (d. 1049)
  • Deaths

  • December 21 – Hugh of Tuscany, margrave of Tuscany (b. 950)
  • Alawich II, Bishop of Strasbourg
  • Athelstan, Bishop of Elmham
  • Conrad of Ivrea, margrave of Ivrea
  • Đinh Phế Đế, the second and the last king of Đinh dynasty
  • Fujiwara no Sanenobu, son of Fujiwara no Tamemitsu (b. 964)
  • Empress Fujiwara no Teishi of Japan (b. 977)
  • Hrosvit, Saxon nun and poet
  • Husan ud-Dawlah al-Muqallad, Uqailid Emir of Mosul
  • Izyaslav Vladimirovich of Polotsk
  • Ja'far ibn al-Furat, Ikhshidid and Fatimid vizier (b. 921)
  • Jayapala, Emperor of Shahiya dynasty
  • Jayavarman V, King of the Khmer Empire
  • Saint Rainbold (Rannold)
  • Saint Theobald (b. 927)
  • Wang Yucheng, Chinese poet (b. 954)
  • Ziri ibn Atiyya, Emir of Morocco, eventual effects of stab wounds
  • References

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