On This Day

What Happened in 1072

Historical Events in 1072

  • Jan 10 Robert Guiscard's Norman force conquers Palermo
  • Jun 29 Former Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes blinded by rivals and exiled

World Leaders in 1072

Famous People Who Died in 1072

  • Mar 16 Adalbert, archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg, dies
  • Mar 28 Ordulf, Duke of Saxony (1059-1072)
  • Sep 22 Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)
  • Oct 6 Sancho II, king of Castile (1065-72), brother of Alfonso VI, murdered at about 35
  • Dec 15 Alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029)