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Year 1073 (MLXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Emperor Shirakawa ascends to the throne of Japan.
  • Chancellor Wang Anshi of Song dynasty China creates a new bureau of the central government called the Directorate of Weapons, which supervises the manufacture of military armaments and ensures quality control.
  • The Seljuq Turks conquer Ankara.
  • Europe

  • Sviatoslav II begins his reign as ruler of Kievan Rus.
  • Renewal of the treaty between the Christian king of Navarre, Sancho IV, and the Muslim ruler of the taifa of Zaragoza, al-Muqtadir.
  • Ebles II of Roucy leads a Frankish troop in Spain to support the king of Aragon in his struggle against his southern Muslim neighbors.
  • Arts and culture

  • Rabbi Yitchaki Alfassi finishes writing the Rif, an important work of Jewish law.
  • Religion

  • April 22 – Pope Gregory VII (Cardinal Hildebrand) succeeds Pope Alexander II as the 157th pope.
  • John IX bar Shushan ends his term as Syrian Patriarch of Antioch.
  • Births

  • David the Builder, King of Georgia
  • Leopold III, Margrave of Austria
  • Empress Meng, Chinese empress regent
  • Deaths

  • April 21 – Pope Alexander II
  • June 15 – Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (b. 1034)
  • Zhou Dunyi, Neo-Confucian philosopher in Song dynasty China (b. 1017)
  • References

    1073 Wikipedia