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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 1030s  1040s  1050s  – 1060s –  1070s  1080s  1090s
Years: 1066 1067 106810691070 1071 1072

Year 1069 (MLXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events

  • Harrying of the North: King William of England (William the Conqueror) reacts to rebellions made by his Anglo Saxon subjects against him. He rides through the north of England with his army and burns houses, crops, cattle and land from York to Durham, which results in the deaths of over 100,000 people, mainly from starvation and winter cold.
  • William the Conqueror founds the Norman Selby Abbey.
  • Abbad III al-Mu'tamid succeeds his father on the throne of Sevilla.
  • Shenzong appoints Wang Anshi as his chief counsellor.
  • Wang Anshi, chancellor of the Chinese Song Dynasty, implements the New Policies, which include financial reforms, raising the salaries of officials to reduce corruption, institution of the baojia system, etc.
  • Start of Nam tiến, the southward expansion of the territory of Vietnam.
  • Magnus II of Norway dies and Olav III becomes sole King of Norway.
  • The Seljuk Turks fail to capture Iconium, following a Byzantine counter-attack launched from Syria.


Deaths


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