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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 1040s  1050s  1060s  – 1070s –  1080s  1090s  1100s
Years: 1076 1077 107810791080 1081 1082

Year 1079 (MLXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


  • Persian astronomer, Omar Khayyám, determined the length of the year as 365.24219858156 days which has been the most accurate calculation of old times. Khayyam also wrote Demonstrations of Problems in Algebra, produced a complete classification of cubic equations and their geometric answers.
  • Murder of Saint Stanislaus of Szczepanów (pol. Stanisław ze Szczepanowa) by Polish King Bolesław II the Bold
  • Upon the death of Håkan the Red, Halsten returns as king of Sweden, jointly with his brother Inge the Elder.
  • Ladislaus Herman succeeds Boleslaus II in Poland.
  • William I of England establishes the New Forest.
  • Constance of Burgundy founds a monastery in Burgos.



  • April 11 – Stanislaus of Szczepanów, bishop of Kraków
  • Håkan the Red, king of Gothenland since 1070 and king of Sweden since 1075
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