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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 980s  990s  1000s  – 1010s –  1020s  1030s  1040s
Years: 1015 1016 101710181019 1020 1021


Year 1018 (MXVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (liNk will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events

By place

Asia

  • The Liao Dynasty invades Goryeo.
  • Largest amphibious invasion force in history at the time. Chola army that invaded Lanka (Sri Lanka) with a massive manpower of 150,000 troops.
  • Battle of Kwiju: Korean General Gang Gam-chan gains a victory over Liao Dynasty forces during the Third Goryeo-Khitan War.

Europe

  • January 30 – The Peace of Bautzen is signed between Poland and Germany.
  • July 2223 – Bolesław I Chrobry, Duke of Poland, defeats Yaroslav the Wise in the Battle of the River Bug. Yaroslav retreats to Novogrod, abandoning Kiev.
  • July 29 – Dirk III, Count of Holland, defeats an army sent by Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, in the Battle of Vlaardingen.
  • August – Leader of the remaining Bulgarian resistance, Ivats, is blinded and captured by strategos Eustathios Daphnomeles, confirming Bulgaria's position as part of the Byzantine Empire.
  • August 14 – Bolesław accepts the surrender of Kiev by the Pechenegs. He reinstates Sviatopolk as Grand Prince of Kiev.
  • c. October? – In Southern Italy, at the second battle of Cannae, the Lombard adventurer Melus of Bari and his Norman mercenaries are defeated by the Byzantine army led by the Catepan Basil Boioannes.
  • Probable date
    • Battle of Carham: Malcolm II of Scotland and Owen the Bald of Strathclyde are victorious over Eadwulf Cudel, Earl of Bamburgh, confirming Scottish dominance over Lothian.
    • Cnut replaces his brother Harald II of Denmark on the Danish throne.

By topic

Religion

  • Buckfast Abbey is founded.
  • The city of Koblenz is given to the archbishop of Trier.


Births

  • Harthacanute (or 1019) (d. 1042)
  • Michael Psellus, Greek philosopher and historian

Deaths

  • June 23 – Margrave Henry I of Austria
  • Aeddan ap Blegywryd, King of Gwynedd
  • Harald II of Denmark

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