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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 980s  990s  1000s  – 1010s –  1020s  1030s  1040s
Years: 1013 1014 101510161017 1018 1019


Year 1016 (MXVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events

By place

Asia

Europe

  • March 25 – Battle of Nesjar (off the coast of Norway): Olaf Haraldsson is victorious over former co-regent Sweyn Haakonsson confirming his status as King of Norway.
  • April 23 – Æthelred, King of England, dies, and is replaced by his son Edmund Ironside.
  • c. May – Battle of Brentford (near London): King Edmund defeats the Danes under Cnut, Prince of Denmark.
  • October 18 – Battle of Ashingdon: Cnut defeats Edmund, leaving the latter as king of Wessex only.
  • November 30 – King Edmund dies and Cnut takes control of the whole of the Kingdom of England.
  • The Pisan and the Genoese republics launch a naval offensive against the Muslim strongholds of Sardegna, in particular Porto Torres and defeat the fleet of the taifa king of Denia, Mujahid al-Amiri al-Muwaffaq.
  • Melus of Bari makes a second attempt against Byzantine-held Southern Italy. To support his cause, he hires Norman mercenaries, unwittingly triggering the rise of Norman rule over southern Italy.
  • Georgius Tzul, ruler of Khazaria, is captured by a combined Byzantine EmpireKievan Rus' force, which effectively ends Khazaria's existence.


Births

  • July 26 – Duke Casimir I of Poland (Polish: Kazimierz I Odnowiciel)

Deaths

  • April 23 – Ethelred the Unready, King of England
  • November 30 – Edmund II, King of England
  • Emperor Sanjō of Japan
  • Badis ibn Mansur, third ruler of the Zirid dynasty in North Africa.
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