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Year 1055 (MLV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • The Almoravids conquer Aoudaghost (present-day Mauritania).
  • Asia

  • December 18 – The Seljuk Turks capture Baghdad; Al-Malik al-Rahim is taken prisoner.
  • Europe

  • January 11 – Theodora becomes reigning empress of the Byzantine Empire.
  • October 24 – Ralph the Timid is defeated by the Welsh.
  • Ferdinand I of Castile begins his campaign against al-Andalus. The king conquers Seia from the Christian allies of the Muslim taifas. In a drive to consolidate his southern border, he repopulates the city of Zamora with some of his Cantabrian (montañeses) subjects.
  • Art

  • Construction on the Liaodi Pagoda in Hebei is completed (the tallest pagoda in Chinese history, standing at a height of 84 m (275 ft) tall).
  • Religion

  • April 13 – Pope Victor II succeeds Pope Leo IX, as the 153rd pope.
  • King Andrew I of Hungary establishes the Benedictine Tihany Abbey. Its foundation charter is the earliest written record extant in the Hungarian language.
  • Births

  • Ida of Austria, Austrian duchess and crusader (d. 1101)
  • Deaths

  • January 11 – Constantine IX Monomachos, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire
  • May 26 – Adalbert, Margrave of Austria
  • Princess Godgifu, daughter of Æthelred the Unready
  • References

    1055 Wikipedia