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Year 1098 (MXCVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • The First Crusade proceeds towards Palestine
  • February 9 – The crusaders defeat Ridwan of Aleppo.
  • June 3 – After eight months of the first Siege of Antioch, the crusaders take the city.
  • June 5Kerbogha, atabeg of Mosul, leader of the Seljuq Turks, arrives at Antioch, beginning the second siege a few days later.
  • June 28 – Kerbogha is defeated by the crusaders at the Battle of Antioch.
  • December 12 – After a month's siege, the crusaders take Ma'arra and massacre part of the population.
  • July 14 – Donation of Altavilla: Bohemond I, the new crusader ruler of Antioch grants commercial privileges and the right to use warehouses (fondaco) and the church of Saint John to the Republic of Genoa. This marks the beginning of Italian merchant settlements in the Levant.
  • August – The Fatimids retake Jerusalem from the Turks.
  • The Byzantine Empire retakes Smyrna, Ephesus and Sardis.
  • Europe

  • June or July – In the Battle of Anglesey Sound, a fleet led by Magnus Barefoot, King of Norway, reverses an Anglo-Norman invasion of north Wales. Magnus also conquers the Orkney Islands, the Hebrides and the Isle of Man for Norway.
  • Religion

  • March 21Cîteaux Abbey is founded by the Cistercian Order.
  • Births

  • Hildegard of Bingen, German mystic writer and composer (d. 1179)
  • Deaths

  • January 3Walkelin, first Norman bishop of Winchester
  • July 31Hugh of Montgomery, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury
  • August 1Adhemar of Le Puy, papal legate
  • date unknown – Poppo II, Margrave of Carniola
  • probableBaldwin II, Count of Hainaut
  • References

    1098 Wikipedia