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Heads of State

Year of The Water Horse壬午( at the beginning of the year metal snake辛巳)

Syria: 1353/54 ( the year in October )

  • Secured 3.1 Date of Death
  • 3.2 More death unknown


Politics and World Affairs

Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Emperor Michael V., whose relationship has been home to his adoptive mother Zoe initially after his accession to the throne in the year well, soon developed a deep aversion to them. The contemporary sources indicate that it puts the fact that Zoe is formally over him and called in first proclamations, in anger. 18-19. April, he banished Zoe therefore in a monastery. However, the promulgation of this decision leads on April 21, a popular uprising, as the population does not want to accept the deportation of the legitimate empress. Michael is deposed, blinded and sent to a monastery, where he died on August 24. Zoe is. According to Michaels deposition together with her sister Theodora III intended for the Empress. However, Theodora's reign is already on 11 June coming to an end, as Zoe Constantine IX. Monomachos married, who then takes over the business of government together with her.

In the same year of the revolt of Italy Katepan he appointed Georgios Maniakes. Maniakes is proclaimed by his troops, including the Norman Varangian Guard, who has supported him in 1037 in the fight against the Arabs in Sicily, the emperor and marched on the capital.

England / Scandinavia

Hardi Knut, King of England and Denmark, drinks himself on June 8 at a wedding to death. Since he has not set any accents during his reign, to die with him his father Knut the ambitious plans of the Great on a durable, over Scandinavia and England ruling family dynasty. Hardi Canute's successor as King of England is his half-brother Edward the Confessor, who was involved since the previous year in the government. In Denmark there is no suitable successor. This power vacuum filled from King Magnus I of Norway, who took power in the Scandinavian country and as a consequence also the right to rule England.

Holy Roman Empire

In February transmits the Roman-German King Henry III. bypassing the electoral law of the tribe of the duchy of Bavaria, which he has previously managed 15 years even, to Henry II of Luxembourg. The tribal alien Duke is so heavily dependent on the king.

Al -Andalus

In the Taifa Kingdom of Seville dies Abbad I, the first ruler of the dynasty of Abbadids. His successor is his son Abbad II al - Mu'tadid, which is considerably extend its dominion over the following years.


Diocese of Eichstätt

Heribert, Prince Bishop of Eichstätt, dies after 20 years on the throne on 24 July near Freising. Apparently he has a relocation of the bishopric. planned to Neuburg an der Donau. Thither he even wanted to transfer the bones of the diocese founder Willibald. Henry III. and the Diocese of Augsburg, however, prevent Neuburg came into possession of Hereward. According Anonymous of Herrieden the disappointment death Hereward leads on the way back from the imperial court. His successor shall be appointed by the Emperor Henry III. the intercession of Bishop Bruno of Würzburg Heribert's brother Gezemann. Gezemann and Bruno consecrate on 14 October together the church of the monastery of St. Walburg. Three days later dies and is buried Gezemann by Bishop Bruno alongside his brother in the cathedral. His successor the 20 -year-old Gebhard I will be appointed to but not goes to Eichstätt, but as secretary of Henry III. remains at the imperial court.

Bishopric of Münster

Hermann I, Bishop of Munster, died 10 years after he took office on 22 July. His successor will Rudbert. About its origin is not known.


  • Bolesław II, King of Poland ( † 1081 )
  • Fujiwara no Morozane, Regent for the Japanese Tennō and head of the Fujiwara family († 1101)
  • García, King of Galicia († 1090 )
  • Gissur Ísleifsson, second bishop of Iceland († 1118)
  • Ludwig the Springer, Count of Thuringia († 1123)
  • Neusurpa Yeshe Bar, Tibetan monk and monastic founder, priest of the Kadam tradition of Tibetan Buddhism († 1118)


Backed death

  • JULY 22: Hermann I, Bishop of Münster
  • JULY 24: Heribert, Prince Bishop of Eichstätt
  • August 24: Michael V., Emperor of the Byzantine Empire
  • OCTOBER 17: Gezemann, Prince Bishop of Eichstätt

More death unknown

  • Abbad I., founder and namesake of the Islamic Abbadids Dynasty in Seville
  • Frederick I, Count of Goseck, Count of Merseburg and Count Palatine of Saxony
  • Ermengarde of Verdun, Countess von Hammerstein, in the Wetterau and Engersgau (c. 975 )

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