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Heads of State

Year of the Metal Rooster辛酉( at the beginning of the year Metal Monkey庚申)

Syria: 1392/93 ( the year in October )

Events

Politics and World Affairs

Byzantine Empire / Norman

  • April 4: Alexios I Komnenos is crowned emperor of the Byzantine Empire, after serving as commander before Nikephoros III. has dethroned.
  • May 8: Patriarch Kosmas I. resigns, his successor will Eusthatios Garidas.
  • Normans of Southern Italy under Robert Guiscard conquer the island of Corfu from the Byzantines.
  • Alexios I Komnenos commanded the defense of Albania against the Normans under Robert Guiscard ( first recorded mention of Albania ), but is defeated in the battle of Durazzo on 18 October.

More Events in Europe

  • August 6: Hermann of Salm is anti-king Heinrich IV chosen.
  • 26th December: The Archbishop of Mainz, Siegfried I. crowns Hermann of Salm in Goslar King of the Holy Roman Empire.

Ersturkundliche mentions

Religion

  • New building of the Mainz Cathedral.
  • Fire of Bamberg Cathedral.
  • Construction of the St. Knut 's Cathedral ( " St Knud Kirke " ) in Odense

Born

  • 01 December: . Ludwig VI, King of France († 1137 )

Died

  • MARCH 22: Boleslaw II, King of Poland (* 1042 )
  • April 01: Nicephorus III, Byzantine Emperor.

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