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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.


By place


  • 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.


  • 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.


By topic


  • 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).




  • 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)


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