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Year 1063 (MLXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Giovanni Orlandi launcches a successful Pisan naval assault upon Muslim-ruled Palermo, to support the ambitions of Roger of Hauteville.
  • May 8 – Battle of Graus: The allied Muslim and Christian troops, of the king of Castile and the emir of Zaragoza (maybe led by El Cid), defeat the Aragonese army. King Ramiro I of Aragon is killed; his son succeeds him.
  • Battle of Cerami (in Sicily): Roger leads a small group of invading Normans to defeat a much larger force of occupying Arab Muslims, aided by a vision of Saint George.
  • The River Thames in England is frozen for 14 weeks.
  • Asia

  • Battle of Damghan (1063) (part of the Seljukid Civil War): Alp Arslan defeats Qutalmish, to succeed the late Tughril, founder of the Seljuk Empire.
  • Architecture

  • The Pizhi Pagoda of Lingyan Temple, Shandong, China is completed, standing at a height of 54 m (177 ft) tall.
  • Construction of the present building of St Mark's Basilica is begun.
  • Religion

  • Anselm, later to become Archbishop of Canterbury, becomes prior at the Abbey of Bec.
  • The Bishopric of Olomouc is founded.
  • Births

  • Yuanwu Keqin, Chinese Zen Buddhist monk (d. 1135)
  • Eight Deer Jaguar Claw, Mixtec Lord and founder of the pre-Columbian city of Tututepec
  • Deaths

  • March 21 – Blessed Richeza of Lotharingia, wife of King Mieszko II of Poland (990–1034)
  • April 30 – Emperor Renzong of Song (b. 1010)
  • August 5 – Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd
  • September 4 – Toghrül, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad
  • Kutalmısh, member of the Seljukid house and condender for the throne
  • King Bela I of Hungary
  • King Ramiro I of Aragon
  • References

    1063 Wikipedia