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Year 1078 (MLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • July 11 – Romanesque tympanum of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia (Spain) is constructed.
  • August 7Battle of Mellrichstadt was fought between Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV and the German anti-king Rudolf of Swabia.
  • Anselm is elected abbot of Bec Abbey in Normandy.
  • Approximate date – The White Tower of the Tower of London is begun under the direction of Bishop Gundulf of Rochester.
  • Asia

  • At the Battle of Kalavrye, the Byzantine imperial forces of general Alexios I Komnenos are victorious over the rebellious governor of Dyrrhachium, Nikephoros Bryennios the Elder.
  • Philaretos Brachamios abandons his claim to the Byzantine empire on being appointed duke of Antioch, a foundation of the later Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia.
  • By this year, the iron industry in Song dynasty China is producing a total weight of 127,000,000 kg (125,000 t) of iron product per year.
  • Africa

  • The Almoravid emir, Yusuf ibn Tashfin besieges Ceuta. Since the city can receive help from the sea, the siege will last until 1083.
  • Births

  • King Alexander I of Scotland (d. 1124)
  • Deaths

  • November 11Udo of Nellenburg, Archbishop of Trier (during the siege of Tübingen)
  • Rhys ab Owain, king of Deheubarth, Wales
  • References

    1078 Wikipedia