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Year 1021 (MXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Last evidence of indigenous Christian and non-arabophone culture in Tripolitania, Libya.
  • Asia

  • Seneqerim-Hovhannes of Vaspurakan surrenders his kingdom to the Byzantine Empire.
  • Mahmud appoints Ayaz to the throne, making Lahore the capital of the Ghaznavid Empire.
  • A Khitan princess is sent to marry into the Goryeo royal family, securing ties between the Koreans and the Liao Dynasty.
  • The Song Dynasty Chinese capital city of Kaifeng has some half a million residents by this year; including all those present in the nine designated suburbs, the population is over a million people.
  • The Chola Empire invades Bengal.
  • Europe

  • The Moorish kingdom of Valencia becomes independent from the Ummayyad Caliphate of Córdoba.
  • Births

  • Eudokia Makrembolitissa, empress of Byzantine Emperor Constantine X (d. 1096)
  • Wang Anshi, Chinese reformer, statesman, economist, poet (d. 1086)
  • Deaths

  • Tāriqu l-Ḥakīm, Sixth Fatimid Caliph of Egypt
  • Adela of Hamaland, sovereign countess of Hamaland
  • References

    1021 Wikipedia