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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 1000s  1010s  1020s  – 1030s –  1040s  1050s  1060s
Years: 1027 1028 102910301031 1032 1033

1030 (MXXX) was a common year when the Julian calendar was used. It was the thirtieth year of the 2nd millennium and the 11th century.



  • July 29 — Battle of Stiklestad (Norway): Olav Haraldsson loses to the people he ruled and is killed in the fight. The people he lost to were called "pagan" because they were not Christian. Later on, Olav is made a saint and is called the patron saint of Norway and Rex perpetuum Norvegiae ('the eternal king of Norway', or 'King of Norway forever').
  • The city of Kaunas in Lithuania is founded.
  • The city of Tartu in Estonia is founded.
  • Thalwil, Switzerland, is talked about for the first time
  • Henry I of France fights against his father Robert.


  • The Song Dynasty Chinese historian and scholar Ouyang Xiu earned his jinshi degree at the age of 22 by passing the highest level tests in the country. This was his third time to take the test. This degree let him work for the government as a scholar-official.
  • Byzantine Emperor Romanus III attacks Syria.
  • Masud begins to rule the Ghaznavid Empire after the death of his father Mahmud.



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