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Year 1068 (MLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • January 1 – Eudokia Makrembolitissa marries the general Romanus Diogenes, who becomes Byzantine Emperor.
  • March 18 – An earthquake affects the Near East, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The shock has a magnitude greater than 7, and leaves about 20,000 people dead.
  • September – Zaynab an-Nafzawiyyah marries Abu Bakr ibn Umar, leader of the Almoravids, and becomes his queen and co-regent.
  • Emperor Go-Sanjō ascends to the throne of Japan.
  • William the Conqueror takes Exeter after a brief siege.
  • Battle of the Alta River: The Cumans defeat the rulers of Kievan Rus.
  • Kiev uprising of 1068: The city of Kiev rebels against Prince Iziaslav Yaroslavich, in the aftermath of the Kievan Rus defeat against the Cumans.
  • Births

  • Henry I of England (d. 1135)
  • Deaths

  • May 22 – Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025)
  • References

    1068 Wikipedia