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11th century BC facts for kids

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Millennium: 2nd millennium BC
Centuries: 12th century BC · 11th century BC · 10th century BC
Decades: 1090s BC 1080s BC 1070s BC 1060s BC 1050s BC
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The 11th century BC started the first day of 1100 BC and ended the last day of 1001 BC. The events below may have happened in this century.


David and Saul (Julius Kronberg) - Nationalmuseum - 18384
David and Saul (1885) by Julius Kronberg. The two men are considered the first Kings of the United Monarchy of Israel
  • 1089 BC: Melanthus, legendary King of Athens, dies after a reign of 37 years.
  • 1069 BC: Ramses XI dies, ending the Twentieth Dynasty.
  • 1068 BC: Codrus, legendary King of Athens, dies in battle against Dorian invaders.
  • 1050 BC: Philistines capture the Ark of the Covenant from Israel in battle. (Approximate date)
  • 1048 BC: Medon, King of Athens, dies after a reign of 20 years.
  • 1046 BC: King Wu of Zhou becomes first king of the Zhou Dynasty.
  • 1042 BC: King Cheng of Zhou succeeds King Wu as ruler of the Zhou Dynasty in China,
  • 1039 BC: Neferkare Amenemnisu, king of Egypt, dies.
  • c. 1020 BC: Destruction of Troy VIIb2.
  • 1026 BC: Saul becomes the first king of the Israelites.
  • 1020 BC: King Kang of Zhou succeeds King Cheng as ruler of the Zhou Dynasty in China.
  • 1012 BC: Acastus, King of Athens, dies after a reign of 36 years.
  • 1003 BC: David succeeds Saul.
  • 1000s BC: Earliest evidence of farming in the Kenya highlands.
  • c. 1000 BC: Latins come to Italy from the Danube region.
  • 1000s BC: Phoenician alphabet invented.

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