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Year 1053 (MLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • June 18 – Battle of Civitate: 3,000 Norman horsemen of Humphrey of Hauteville, Count of Apulia and Calabria, rout the combined troops of Pope Leo IX and the Holy Roman Emperor.
  • Byodo-in, Uji, Kyoto, is built (Heian period; approximate date).
  • Jōchō sculpts Amida Buddha for the Byōdō-in Temple (Heian period; approximate date).
  • Births

  • July 7 – Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
  • St-Hugues, Bishop of Guenette (d. 1132)
  • Guibert of Nogent, French historian and theologian (d. 1124)
  • Vladimir Monomakh, Prince of Kiev (d. 1125)
  • Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona
  • Berenguer Ramon II, Count of Barcelona
  • Deaths

  • April 15 – Godwin, Earl of Wessex (b. 1001)
  • October 25 – Enguerrand II, Count of Ponthieu
  • References

    1053 Wikipedia