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1029

Year 1029 (MXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events



By place

Europe

  • Prince Pandulf IV of Capua becomes the de facto ruler of southern Italy – holding Capua and Naples himself – this in support with his powerful allies Amalfi, Salerno and Benevento. Only the Duchy of Gaeta remains out of his grasp.
  • Rainulf Drengot, head of a mercenary band of Norman knights, is approached by Duke John V of Gaeta and is persuaded to change sides. With Norman help, Duke Sergius IV recovers Naples from Capuan occupation.
  • Duke Bretislav I (Bohemian Achilles) of Bohemia of the Přemyslid Dynasty reconquers Moravia from Poland (approximate date).

    By topic

    Religion

  • The seat of the Bishopric of Zeitz is moved to Naumburg (Saxony-Anhalt) in Central Germany.

    Births

  • January 20Alp Arslan (Heroic Lion), sultan of the Seljuk Empire (d. 1072)
  • July 5Al-Mustansir Billah, caliph of the Fatimid Caliphate (d. 1094)
  • Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī, Arab astrologer and astronomer (d. 1087)
  • Al-Humaydī, Andalusian scholar and writer of Islamic studies (d. 1095)
  • Clement III, antipope of the Catholic Church (approximate date)
  • Kaoruko (or Saien-no Kogo), Japanese empress consort (d. 1093)
  • Said al-Andalusi, Moorish astronomer and mathematician (d. 1070)
  • Ulrich of Zell (or Wulderic), German abbot and saint (d. 1093)

    Deaths

  • January 20 – Heonae, Korean queen consort and regent (b. 964)
  • January 27Unwan (or Unwin), archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen
  • May 28Herman of Ename, count of Verdun (Lower Lorraine)
  • Abu'l-Qasim Jafar, Buyid statesman and vizier (Fasanjas family)
  • Al-Karaji, Persian mathematician and engineer (approximate date)
  • Fujiwara no Kinsue, Japanese statesman and courtier (b. 957)
  • Fujiwara no Tametoki, Japanese nobleman (approximate date)
  • Haakon Ericsson, Norwegian Viking nobleman (approximate date)
  • Ibn al-Kattani, Moorish astrologer, poet and physician (b. 951)
  • Kushyar Gilani, Persian mathematician and geographer (b. 971)
  • Lu Zongdao, Chinese official and politician (approximate date)
  • Salih ibn Mirdas, Arab founder of the Mirdasid Dynasty