On This Day

Historical Events in 1048

  • May 1 Bishop Bernold flees St Pieterskerk for Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Sep 17 Battle of Kapetron: night battle between invading Seljuk Turks and Byzantine-Georgian forces of Constantine IX, Byzantines drive back Turks but unable to stop huge plunder
  • Dec 25 Parliament of Worms: Emperor Henry III names his cousin Count Bruno van Egisheim-Dagsburg as Pope Leo IX