The Salian Dynasty of the Holy Roman Empire is founded by Conrad II.
April 19 – Pope John XIX succeeds Pope Benedict VIII (his brother), as the 144th pope.
After several years in the Peninsula, Roger of Toeni, a Norman knight, leaves the battlefields of the Ebro Valley, and heads back to France. It ends what historians have described as an early crusade.
Battle of Lemnos: A Rus' raid into the Aegean Sea is defeated by the Byzantines.
The world's first paper-printed money, which later greatly benefits the economy of the Song Dynasty, originates in the Sichuan province of China.
Emperor Mahmud of Ghazni sacks the Hindu religious center of Somnath, slaughtering over 50,000 people, and carrying off vast amounts of treasure.
April/June - King Magnus I of Norway (d. 1047)
May 13 - Abbot Hugh of Cluny (d. 1109)
Bruno II, margrave of Friesland (d. 1057)
Grand Prince Iziaslav I of Kiev (d. 1078)
January - Abd ar-Rahman V, Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba (murdered)
April 9 – Pope Benedict VIII
July 13 – Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 972)
December - Sultan al-Daula, Buyid amir of Fars (b. 993)
Alpert of Metz, Benedictine chronicler
Cúán úa Lothcháin, Irish poet
Year 1024 (MXXIV) was an ectopic leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
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