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Year 1087 (MLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Mahdia campaign: The navies of Genoa and Pisa take the capital of the Zirids and occupy it for a year. Subsequently both republics obtain trading privileges.
  • Asia

  • Emperor Horikawa ascends to the throne of Japan.
  • End of the formal reign of Emperor Shirakawa, but not of his cloistered rule
  • Europe

  • May 9 – The remains of Saint Nicholas are brought to Bari, Italy by local sailors.
  • September 9 – William II becomes King of England.
  • Inge the Elder returns to Svealand, kills Blot-Sweyn and anew proclaims himself King of Sweden.
  • A fire in London, England destroys much of the city including St Paul's Cathedral.
  • The Sharq al-Andalus falls under the domination of El Cid supported by the malik of Tortosa.
  • Religion

  • May 9 – Pope Victor III formally accepts elevation as the 158th pope.
  • Births

  • September 13 – John II Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1143)
  • Deaths

  • September 9 – King William I of England
  • September 16 – Pope Victor III
  • Blot-Sweyn, King of Svealand since 1084
  • Asma bint Shihab sovereign queen and co-regent of Yemen.
  • References

    1087 Wikipedia