Khazrun ben Falful, from the Maghrawa family Banu Khazrun, begins ruling Tripoli.
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.
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.
Vikings, led by Leif Eriksson, establish small settlements in and around Vinland in North America (approximate).
King Edward the Martyr of England is canonized.
A tomb of Saint Ivo (possibly) is uncovered in Huntingdonshire.
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)
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
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.
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