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Year 1061 (MLXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • January – Robert de Grandmesnil, his nephew Berengar, half-sister Judith (future wife of Roger I of Sicily), and eleven monks of the Abbey of Saint-Evroul, are banished from the Duchy of Normandy, and head to Southern Italy.
  • January 28 – Vratislaus II succeeds his brother Spytihněv II, as duke of Bohemia.
  • May – Normans Robert Guiscard and his brother Roger conquer Messina, in the Emirate of Sicily.
  • October 1 – Pope Alexander II succeeds Pope Nicholas II, as the 156th pope.
  • Speyer Cathedral is consecrated in Speyer, Germany.
  • Most of West Frisia (later part of the county of Holland) is conquered by imperial German armies, and given to the Bishop of Utrecht.
  • Sosols (a tribe in Estonia) destroy the Kievan Rus fortification of Yuryev in Tartu, and carry out a raid on Pskov.
  • Africa

  • Yusuf ben Tashfin succeeds to the throne of Morocco, following the Almoravid conquest.
  • Deaths

  • January 28 – Spytihněv II, Duke of Bohemia (b. 1031)
  • July 18 or July 27 – Pope Nicholas II
  • References

    1061 Wikipedia