What Happened in 1081

Historical Events

  • Apr 4 Alexius I Comnenus occupies Byzantine throne
  • Oct 18 Battle of Dyrrhachium: Southern Italian Normans under Robert Guiscard defeat Byzantine army under Alexios I Komnenos (modern DurrĂ«s, Albania)

Famous People Born in 1081

  • Aug 11 Henry V, King of Germany (1099-1125) and Holy Roman Emperor (1111-1125), born in Goslar, Saxony (d. 1125) [or born 1086]
  • Dec 1 Louis VI 'The Fat', King of the Franks (1108-37) (d. 1137)

World Leaders in 1081