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Year 1017 (MXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Hamza ibn-'Ali ibn-Ahmad publicly declares the founding of the Druze religion, during the reign of the Fatimid Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah.
  • Rajendra Chola annexes the island of Sri Lanka.
  • Africa

  • The Sunnis of Kairouan revolt against the Shi'ite Zirid Dynasty. The city is quickly retaken and sacked.
  • Europe

  • c. May – Melus of Bari begins a rebellion, supported by Norman mercenaries. His Lombard forces are victorious, in three pitched battles against the Byzantine Empire.
  • c. July – Cnut the Great, King of England, marries Emma of Normandy, widow of the penultimate monarch, Æthelred.
  • Cnut divides England into the four earldoms of Wessex, Mercia, East Anglia and Northumbria.
  • Kiev burns.
  • Possible date at which construction of Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev, is started.
  • Abd ar-Rahman IV succeeds Sulayman as Umayyad caliph.
  • Births

  • October 28 – Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1056)
  • Zhou Dunyi, Neo-Confucian philosopher in Song Dynasty China (d. 1073)
  • Ramanujacharya, Sri Vaishnavism philosopher
  • Deaths

  • June 5 – Ex-Emperor Sanjō of Japan (b. 975)
  • July 6 – Genshin, Japanese scholar (b. 942)
  • Autumn – Elvira of Castile, Queen of León (b. 965)
  • c. December 25 – Eadric Streona, Earldorman of Mercia (killed)
  • Ramon Borrell, Count of Barcelona (b. 972)
  • References

    1017 Wikipedia