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1060

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Year 1060 (MLX) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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Events

  • May – The Norman leader Robert Guiscard conquers Taranto.
  • May 23 – Philip is crowned King of the Franks, at age 7.
  • October – The Byzantine army defeats the Normans, and enters Taranto.
  • December 6 – Béla I the Champion is crowned King of Hungary.
  • Upon the death of Emund the Old, he is succeeded by his son-in-law Stenkil, as King of Sweden.
  • The compilation of the New Book of Tang is completed, under a team of scholars led by Ouyang Xiu.
  • Chinese poet, calligrapher, and official Cai Xiang publishes his Cha Lu (Record of Tea).
  • Anselm enters the Benedictine Bec Abbey in Normandy, as a novice.
  • Spanish Jew Benjamin of Tudela reports that Constantinople has merchant communities from Babylon, Canaan, Egypt, Hungary, Persia, Russia, Sennar, and Spain, as well as 2,000 Jews (approximate date).
  • Births

  • February 9 – Pope Honorius II (d. 1130)
  • Odo I, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1103)
  • Deaths

  • August 4 – King Henry I of France (b. 1008)
  • November 14 – Geoffrey II, Count of Anjou
  • King Andrew I of Hungary (b. 1015)
  • Emund the Old, king of Sweden since 1050
  • Mei Yaochen, Chinese poet
  • References

    1060 Wikipedia


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