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Year 1096 (MXCVI) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Bernard becomes Bishop of Brandenburg.
  • In Ireland, the Diocese of Waterford is erected.
  • The first documented teaching at the University of Oxford occurs.
  • In England, Norwich School is founded as an episcopal Grammar School.
  • The People's Crusade, the German Crusade, and the First Crusade begin. On October 21, Kilij Arslan I of the Sultanate of Rum ends the People's Crusade at the Battle of Civetot near İznik.
  • Peter I, King of Aragon, conquers Huesca.
  • Phayao, now a province of Thailand, is founded as a kingdom.
  • Late April – A large band of Crusaders approaches Speyer and massacred the Jewish population.
  • The University of Salerno is founded.
  • Births

  • Hugh of St. Victor, scholar
  • King Stephen of England (d. 1154)
  • Deaths

  • January 2William de St-Calais, Bishop of Durham and chief counsellor of William II of England
  • October 21 – Walter the Penniless, a leader of the First Crusade
  • date unknown
  • Eudocia Macrembolitissa, empress of Byzantine Emperor Constantine X (b. 1021)
  • Geoffrey III, Count of Anjou (b. 1040)
  • References

    1096 Wikipedia