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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 970s  980s  990s  – 1000s –  1010s  1020s  1030s
Years: 999 1000 100110021003 1004 1005

1002 (MII) was a common year when the Julian calendar was used. It was the second year of the 2nd millennium and the 11th century.


  • June 21Pope Leo IX (d. 1054)
  • Adolf II of Lotharingia (d. 1041)
  • Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, Sunni Muslim scholar and historian (d. 1071)
  • George I of Georgia (possible date; d. 1027)
  • Mei Yaochen, Chinese poet of the Song Dynasty (d. 1060)


  • January 23 – Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 980)
  • April 30 – Eckard I, Margrave of Meissen, assassinated
  • August 8 – Al-Mansur, chief minister of the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba, Spain
  • October 15 – Otto-Henry, Duke of Burgundy (b. 946)
  • Ealdwulf, Abbot of Peterborough, Bishop of Worchester and Archbishop of York
  • Godfrey I, Count of Verdun
  • Gunhilde, wife of Pallig, killed in the St. Brice's Day massacre
  • John the Iberian, Georgian saint (possible date)
  • Pallig, Danish chieftain, Jarl of Devonshire, killed in the St. Brice's Day massacre
  • Rogneda of Polotsk, wife of Vladimir I of Kiev before his conversion to Christianity
  • Sancho Ramírez of Viguera (possible date)
  • Tahir, son of Khalaf I
  • Udayadityavarman I of Khmer Empire
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