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Year 1011 (MXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


Eastern Asia

  • The Chinese Guangyun rime dictionary is compiled under Emperor Zhenzong of Song.
  • Emperor Sanjō ascends to the throne of Japan.
  • Middle East

  • Baghdad Manifesto: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah's descent from Ali ibn Abi Talib is disputed.
  • Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen), a famous Persian scientist working in Egypt, feigns madness for fear of angering Al-Hakim, and is kept under house arrest until 1021. During this time he begins writing his influential Book of Optics.
  • In Georgia, Bagrat III dispossesses Sumbat III of Klarjeti, who dies thereafter.
  • Europe

  • June 11 – The Byzantine army, under the catapan Basil Mesardonites, takes Bari from the rebellious Lombard lord Melus.
  • September 29 – Danes capture Canterbury after a siege, taking Ælfheah, Archbishop of Canterbury, as a prisoner.
  • Ermengol II succeeds Ermengol I, as Count of Urgell.
  • Albert II, Count of Namur succeeds Albert I.
  • The German king Henry II enfeoffes Adalbero, Duke of Carinthia with the Carinthian duchy, including the rule over the March of Verona (or in 1012).
  • Byrhtferth, of Ramsey Abbey in England, writes his Manual (Enchiridion) on the divine order of the universe and time.
  • Births

  • Eleanor of Normandy, a Norman noblewoman and the daughter of Richard II of Normandy (possible date; d. after 1071)
  • Ralph the Staller, earl of East Anglia (d. 1068)
  • Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1076)
  • Shao Yong, Song Dynasty philosopher, cosmologist, poet and historian (d. 1077)
  • Deaths

  • February 23 – Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz and a statesman of the Holy Roman Empire (b. c. 940)
  • November 21 – Emperor Reizei of Japan (b. 950)
  • Conrad I, Duke of Carinthia (b. c. 975)
  • Emperor Ichijō of Japan (b. 980)
  • Albert I, Count of Namur (b. c. 950)
  • Armentarius, Galician bishop (b. 983)
  • Sumbat III of Klarjeti, Georgian prince of the Bagratid dynasty of Tao-Klarjeti and the last sovereign of Klarjeti
  • Yohannan V, Patriarch of the Church of the East
  • References

    1011 Wikipedia