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Year 1097 (MXCVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Edgar deposes Donald III and Edmund to become king of Scotland.
  • The First Crusade proceeds towards Palestine:
  • June 3 – the Norman crusaders join the rest of the army during the siege of Nicaea.
  • June 19 – the city of Nicaea falls to the Crusaders after a month siege.
  • July 1 – Crusaders win the Battle of Dorylaeum and capture Latakia from the Seljuk Turks.
  • October 21 – the siege of Antioch by the crusaders begins..
  • December 31 – at the battle of Harenc, the crusaders defeat the troops from Aleppo trying to come to the relief of besieged Antioch.
  • Croatian King Petar Svačić dies as the last Croatian king in the Battle of Gvozd Mountain against the army of the King Coloman of Hungary
  • New Almoravid campaign in al-Andalus.
  • Births

  • March 15 – Fujiwara no Tadamichi, Japanese noble (died 1164)
  • approximate date - Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, Welsh princess and rebel leader (died 1136)
  • Deaths

  • January/February – Odo of Bayeux
  • June 6 – Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of Aragon and Navarre
  • date unknown
  • Marpa Lotsawa
  • Sweyn the Crusader, Danish crusader
  • Petar Svačić, King of Croatia
  • Florine of Burgundy, French crusader (b. 1083)
  • References

    1097 Wikipedia