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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 980s  990s  1000s  – 1010s –  1020s  1030s  1040s
Years: 1007 1008 100910101011 1012 1013


Year 1010 (MX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events

By place

Europe

  • The city of Yaroslavl is said to have been founded.
  • Hisham II the Nephast is restored as Umayyad caliph of Córdoba, replacing Muhammad II al-Mahdi.
  • Allied to Muslim rebels, the count of Barcelona robs and destroys Cordoba.

Asia

  • The Lý Dynasty is started in Vietnam (or 1009) and moves the capital to Hanoi.
  • Persian poet Ferdowsi finishes writing The Shahnameh (Book of Kings).
  • The Goryeo king is unseated in a revolt, resulting in an invasion by the Liao Dynasty and the burning of the Korean capital Gaegyeong in the Second Goryeo-Khitan War.
  • Song Zhun of Song Dynasty China completes the work of the earlier geographer Lu Duosun, a huge atlas of China that is written and illustrated in 1,556 chapters, showing maps of each region, city, town, and village. The atlas took 39 years to complete.

Americas

By topic

Art

  • The construction of Brihadeeswarar temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, ends. Chola Dynasty, Early Medieval period.
  • Rajaraja I and His Teacher, detail of a wall painting in the Brihadeeswarar temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, is made. Chola Dynasty. Early Medieval period (approximate date).

Literature

Technology


Births

  • May 30 – Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)
  • June 2 – Benno, bishop of Meissen (d. 1106)
  • King Bermudo III of León (d. 1037)
  • Ali Ahmad Nasawi, (d. 1075)
  • Michael IV the Paphlagonian, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1041)
  • Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg (d. 1088)
  • Otto of Savoy (d. 1060)
  • Adalbero of Würzburg, Bishop of Würzburg and Count of Lambach-Wels (d. 1090)

Deaths

  • John Curcuas, Byzantine catepan of Italy
  • Ælfric of Eynsham, English abbot
  • Aimoin, French monk and chronicler
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