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Postby Evenstar_Elfstone » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:27 pm

1046 AD

March 5 - Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he would later describe in his book Safarnameh.
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Postby Ilyda » Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:22 pm

1047 AD

William the Conqueror, with help from King Henry I of France, secures rule of Normandy by defeating rebel Norman barons at Caen during the Battle of Val-es-Dunes.
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Postby Evenstar_Elfstone » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:47 pm

1048 AD

The city of Oslo is founded by Harald Hardråde of Norway.
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Postby minyacaliel » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:11 am

1049 AD

Truce between Byzantine Empire and Seljuk Turks.
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Postby Evenstar_Elfstone » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:21 pm

1050 AD

Swedish forces attack Finland.
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Postby minyacaliel » Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:08 am

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1051 AD



Ilarion of Russia becomes the first native metropolitan of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Kievan Rus.
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Postby darkranger87 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:03 am

1052 AD

Pisa conquers Sardinia from the Arabs, who have held the island since 720.
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Postby Ilyda » Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:09 am

1053 AD

On October 25, Duke William of Normandy soundly defeats the army of Ponthieu and kills their leader Count Enguerrand II in the Battle of St-Aubin.
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Postby darkranger87 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:37 am

1054 AD

France's Henri I invades Normandy and is defeated at Mortemer.
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Postby Evenstar_Elfstone » Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:08 pm

1055 AD

October 24 - Ralph the Timid defeated by the Welsh.
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Postby minyacaliel » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:52 am

1056 AD

Creation of the Crab Nebula observed by a Chinese astronomer
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Postby darkranger87 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:46 pm

1057 AD


Zirid forces capture the city of Málaga, ending the Hammudid dynasty that has ruled it since 1022.
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Postby Maegnas » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:39 pm

1058 AD

March 17 - King Lulach of Scotland is killed in battle against his cousin and rival Máel Coluim mac Donnchada, who later becomes King as Máel Coluim III.
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Postby Neana » Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:47 pm

1059 A.D.

Pope Nicholas II defined the rules for the election of a pope
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Postby minyacaliel » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:18 am

1060 AD

In May the Norman leader Robert Guiscard conquers Taranto.
But in October the same year the Byzantine army defeats the Normans and enter in Taranto.
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Postby Evenstar_Elfstone » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:50 am

1061 AD

Normans conquer Messina in Sicily
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Postby Wasara » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:05 am

1062 AD


Disputes between Ottoman and Sudanese forces escalate into a massacre of Sudanese at Cairo as the Fatimid caliph al Mustansir looks on and looting begins and the caliph finds it impossible to pay Egypt's mercenaries.
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Postby Wasara » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:11 am

1063 AD


Sancho I becomes ruler of Aragon.
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Postby minyacaliel » Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:32 am

1064 AD

Harold II was shipwrecked at Ponthieu, Normandy and taken captive by Count Guy.
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Postby Wasara » Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:46 am

1065 AD


The people of Northumbria rebel against Tostig,earl of Northumbria.Enraged by his cruelties,they choose their leader,Merka,to replace him,march south,and are met at Oxford by Tostig's brother Harold Godwine,2nd earl of Wessex.Edward the Confessor is inclined to oppose the rebels' demands,but Harold grants them,alienating Tostig,who sails for Flanders and moves on to Normandy,where he offers his services to William,duke of Normandy,who is related to his wife,Judith.
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Postby Wasara » Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:48 am

1066 AD


A large comet is sighted, connected in England with the invasion by William of Normandy;today it is known as Halley's comet.

William the Conqueror,lands in England at Pevensey.

October 14-One of the decisive events of Western World,Battle of Hastings is fought,where Harold II is killed by William of Normandy and England is claimed by King William.
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Postby minyacaliel » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:44 am

1067 AD

Trencavel family takes over in Carcassonne.

(Yes, just finished reading Labyrinth...:lol: )
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Postby Wasara » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:16 am

1068 AD


William the Conqueror brings his wife, Matilda, over to England, where she is crowned queen at Westminster Abbey in a great Whitsuntide gathering of English nobility.
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Postby minyacaliel » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:14 am

1069 AD

Heads of the state at that time were:
England - William I (reigned from 1066 to 1087)
France - Philip I (reigned from 1060 to 1108)
Germany - Henry IV (reigned from 1055 to 1105)
Norway - Olav III (reigned from 1067 to 1093)
Scotland - Malcolm III (reigned from 1058 to 1093)
Byzantine Empire - Michael VII (reigned from 1067 to 1078) and Romanus IV (reigned from 1068 to 1071)
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Postby Wasara » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:14 am

1070 AD


The Temple of Literature established in the capital of Vietnam.
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Postby minyacaliel » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:32 am

1071 AD

Arnulf III, Count of Flanders, (coolest name ever...:lol: ) dies. :(
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Postby Wasara » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:57 am

1072 AD


Chinese poet-historian-statesman Ouyang Xiu (Ou-yang Hsiu) dies in Henan (Hunan) Province at age 65,having reintroduced the simple "ancient style" in literature while trying to reform political life through classical Confucian principles.
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Postby minyacaliel » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:46 am

1073 AD

Rabbi Yitchaki Alfassi finishes writing the Rif, an important work of Jewish law.
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Postby Wasara » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:13 am

1074 AD


Sweyn II of Denmark (Svend Estridsen) dies April 28 at age 53 (approximate) after a 27-year reign during which he also ruled over Norway for 5 years (1042 to 1047).Five of his sons will succeed to the throne, and the Valdemar dynasty will continue for 300 years.
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Postby Wasara » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:55 am

1075 AD


The Persian mathematician and poet Omar Khayyám [b. Nishapur (Iran), May 15, 1048, d. Nishapur, December 4, 1131],in his Algebra,becomes the first to solve all types of equations with a degree of three,also known as cubics,using a geometry-based method.
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