December- King Sweyn Ileads a Danish invasion of England. King Ethelred flees to Normandy, and Sweyn becomes King of England.
* The Poles withdraw from
Jews are expelled from the caliphate of Córdoba.
German KingHenry II conducts his second Italian military campaign.
Kaifeng, capital of Chinabecomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Córdoba in Al-Andalus. [http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa011201a.htm]
* The largest of the "
Four Great Books of Song", the Song DynastyChinese encyclopedia " Prime Tortoise of the Record Bureau" (which had been compiled since 1005), is completed in 1,000 volumes of 9.4 million written Chinese characters.
* Lyfing is appointed
Archbishop of Canterbury.
Beauvaischanges from a county to a bishopric (approximate date).
Al-Hakim Mosqueis completed in Cairo.
Sancha of Leon, wife of Ferdinand I of Leon
Abu Al-Qasim, scholar of medicine
Antipope John XVI
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