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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 1030s  1040s  1050s  – 1060s –  1070s  1080s  1090s
Years: 1060 1061 106210631064 1065 1066

Year 1063 (MLXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events

By area

Europe

  • Successful Pisan naval assault upon Muslim-ruled Palermo led by Giovanni Orlandi to support the ambitions of Roger of Hauteville.
  • May 8 – The allied Muslim and Christian troops of the king of Castile and the emir of Zaragoza, maybe led by El Cid, defeat the Aragonese army at the battle of Graus. The king of Aragon, Ramiro I, is killed, his son succeeds him.
  • The River Thames is frozen for 14 weeks.

By topic

Architecture

  • The Pizhi Pagoda of Lingyan Temple, Shandong, China is completed, standing at a height of 54 m (177 ft) tall.
  • The construction of present building of St Mark's Basilica is begun.

Religion

  • Anselm, later to become Archbishop of Canterbury, becomes prior at the Abbey of Bec.
  • The Bishopric of Olomouc is founded.


Births

  • Yuanwu Keqin, Chinese Zen Buddhist monk (d. 1135)
  • Eight Deer Jaguar Claw, Mixtec Lord and founder of the pre-Columbian city of Tututepec.

Deaths

  • March 21 – Blessed Richeza of Lotharingia, wife of King Mieszko II of Poland (9901034)
  • April 30 – Emperor Renzong of Song (b. 1010)
  • August 5 – Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd
  • September 4 – Toghrül, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad
  • King Bela I of Hungary
  • King Ramiro I of Aragon

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