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What Happened in 1081

Historical Events in 1081

  • Apr 4 Alexius I Comnenus occupies Byzantine throne
  • Oct 18 Battle of Dyrrhachium: Southern Italian Normans under Robert Guiscard defeat Byzantine Empire

Famous People Born in 1081

  • Jan 8 Henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)
  • Dec 1 Louis VI of France (d. 1137)

World Leaders in 1081