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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 1030s  1040s  1050s  – 1060s –  1070s  1080s  1090s
Years: 1058 1059 106010611062 1063 1064


Year 1061 (MLXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events

By place

Europe

  • January – Robert de Grantmesnil, his nephew Berengar, half-sister Judith (future wife of Roger I of Sicily), and eleven monks of Saint-Evroul-sur-Ouche are forced to leave Normandy and head to the Mezzogiorno.
  • October 1Pope Alexander II replaces Pope Nicholas II as the 156th pope.
  • The Normans take over Messina in Sicily.
  • Construction of the Speyer Cathedral in Speyer, Germany, begins.
  • Vratislav II becomes duke of Bohemia.
  • Most of West Frisia (later part of the county of Holland) is taken over by imperial German armies and given to the Bishop of Utrecht.
  • Estonians destroy the castle of Yuryev in Tartu and carry out raids in the Pskov region in Russia.

Africa

  • Yusuf ben Tashfin succeeds to the throne of Morocco, following the Almoravid conquest.


Deaths


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