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Year 1089 (MLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Rama Varma Kulashekhara is crowned in Kerala.
  • Palmyra is destroyed by an earthquake.
  • Europe

  • Northumbria in England is divided by the Normans into the counties of Northumberland, County Palatine of Durham, Yorkshire, Westmorland and Lancashire.
  • George II resigns the throne of Georgia in favor of his 16-year-old son, David IV.
  • August 11 – A powerful earthquake is recorded in Britain.
  • June 22 – Gaston IV of Bearn and the Frankish crusaders take the Aragonese city of Monzón from the emir of Zaragoza.
  • Religion

  • Cîteaux Abbey, the first Cistercian monastery, is founded in southern France.
  • The Synod of Melfi under Pope Urban II issued decrees against simony and the clerical marriage. Supposedly, this council declared that the concubines and illegitimate wives of these clerics were subject to slavery.
  • Births

  • date unknown
  • Dahui Zonggao, Chinese Zen Buddhist monk (d. 1163)
  • Han Shizhong, Chinese general (d. 1151)
  • Deaths

  • May 24 – Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • May 31 – Sigwin von Are, Archbishop of Cologne
  • September 29 or September 30 – Theobald III, Count of Blois
  • November 11 – Saint Peter Igneus, Italian Benedictine monk
  • References

    1089 Wikipedia