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1020

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Year 1020 (MXX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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Asia

  • Goryeo and the Liao Dynasty exchange embassies, following a seven-year territorial dispute.
  • The massive Kandariya Mahadeva Hindu Temple is completed, in the Chandela capital of Khajuraho.
  • Europe

  • The city of Saint-Germain-en-Laye is founded.
  • Henry II of Germany conducts his third Italian military campaign.
  • Canute the Great codifies the laws of England.
  • Births

  • Zhang Zai, Song Dynasty Chinese Neo-Confucian philosopher and cosmologist (d. 1077)
  • Su Song, famous Song Dynasty Chinese scientist and engineer (d. 1101)
  • Deaths

  • June 12 – Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Ferdowsi Tousi, Persian epic poet (b. 935)
  • Leif Ericson, Icelandic explorer
  • Fan Kuan, Chinese landscape painter
  • References

    1020 Wikipedia


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