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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 1040s  1050s  1060s  – 1070s –  1080s  1090s  1100s
Years: 1074 1075 107610771078 1079 1080
Schwoiser Heinrich vor Canossa
Eduard Schwoiser "Heinrich vor Canossa" (Henry IV at Canossa; 1862)

Year 1077 (MLXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


By area


  • The Almoravids complete the conquest of the Ghana Empire, and reach Spain.


  • The Seljuk Turks capture Nicaea and Jerusalem.
  • Suleyman I of Rûm becomes the leader of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm in modern Turkey.
  • Anush Tigin Gharchai becomes, as a Seljuk vassal, leader of the Khwarezmid Empire.


By topic



  • The first English Cluniac Benedictine priory is established, at Lewes.
  • Paul of Caen becomes Abbot of St Albans in England; the building of St Albans Abbey Church commences.
  • Pope Christodolos of Alexandria ends his reign as Coptic Pope.
  • Dionysius V Lazaros becomes Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch.


  • Joseph ibn Migash, rabbi (d. 1141)


  • April 25 – Geza I of Hungary
  • Agnes de Poitou, wife of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor and regent (b. 1020)
  • King Anawrahta of Burma (b. 1044)
  • Abolfazl Beyhaghi, Persian historian and writer (b. 995)
  • Shao Yong, Chinese philosopher, cosmologist, poet and historian (b. 1011)
  • Zhang Zai, Chinese Neo-Confucian moral philosopher and cosmologist (b. 1020)
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