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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 980s  990s  1000s  – 1010s –  1020s  1030s  1040s
Years: 1008 1009 101010111012 1013 1014

Year 1011 (MXI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar.


By place


  • June 11 – the Byzantine army takes Bari from the rebellious Lombard lord Melus.
  • Danes capture Canterbury, taking Alphege, the Archbishop of Canterbury as a prisoner.
  • Byrhtferth of Ramsey writes his Manual, on the subject of time.
  • The German king Henry II gives Adalbero, Duke of Carinthia the Carinthian duchy, including the rule over the March of Verona (or in 1012).
  • Ermengol II succeeds Ermengol I as Count of Urgell
  • Albert II, Count of Namur succeeds Albert I

Middle East

  • Baghdad Manifesto: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah's fall from Ali ibn Abi Talib is disputed.
  • Ibn al-Haytham (Alhacen), a famous Persian scientist working in Egypt, pretends to be crazy. He is kept under house arrest until 1021. During this time he begins writing his influential Book of Optics.
  • In Georgia, Bagrat III takes away Sumbat III of Klarjeti power.

Eastern Asia

  • The Chinese Guangyun rime dictionary is compiled under Emperor Zhenzong of Song.
  • Emperor Sanjō gets the throne of Japan.



  • February 23 – Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz and a statesman of the Holy Roman Empire (b. c. 940)
  • November 21 – Emperor Reizei of Japan (b. 950)
  • December 12 or December 15 – Conrad I, Duke of Carinthia (b. c. 975)
  • Emperor Ichijō of Japan (b. 980)
  • Albert I, Count of Namur (b. c. 950)
  • Armentarius, Galician bishop (b. 983)
  • Sumbat III of Klarjeti, Georgian prince of the Bagratid dynasty of Tao-Klarjeti and the last sovereign of Klarjeti
  • Yohannan V, Patriarch of the Church of the East
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