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Year 1012 (MXII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • July–September: The climax of the Bedouin anti-Fatimid rebellion in Palestine is reached; Abu'l-Futuh al-Hasan ibn Ja'far is proclaimed as anti-Caliph.
  • Europe

  • Mael Morda starts a rebellion against Brian Boru in Ireland, which eventually ends in 1014 at the Battle of Clontarf.
  • King Máel Coluim mac Cináeda of Alba reputedly defeats a Danish army at Cruden Bay in Buchan.
  • King Aethelred of England pays tribute to Viking raiders (Danegeld).
  • Oldrich succeeds Jaromir as Duke of Bohemia.
  • Religion

  • Fatimid Caliph al-Hakim orders the destruction of all Jewish and Christian places of worship.
  • April 19 – Archbishop Alphege of Canterbury is murdered by his Danish captors.
  • May 18 – Pope Benedict VIII succeeds Pope Sergius IV, as the 143rd pope.
  • Gregory VI becomes antipope.
  • Births

  • Pope Benedict IX (approximate date)
  • Marpa Lotsawa, Tibetan translator of holy texts (d. 1097)
  • Cai Xiang Chinese calligrapher (d. 1067)
  • Deaths

  • April 19 – Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 954)
  • May 12 – Pope Sergius IV (b. 970)
  • Otto, Duke of Lower Lorraine
  • Ibn Faradi, Muladi historian
  • Unknown dates for 1012

  • Heregeld was introduced in England. It was a tax used to pay Anglo-Scandinavian Mercenaries.
  • References

    1012 Wikipedia