Year 1048 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Historical Figures Born in 1048

  • May 18 Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician (cubic equations), astronomer (Jalali calendar, basis of the Persian calendar), poet (quatrains), and philosopher, born in Nishapur, Khorasan (now Iran) (d. 1131)
  • May 25 Emperor Shenzong of China, 6th emperor of the Song dynasty in China, born in Kaifeng, China (d. 1085)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1048

  • Aug 9 Pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days
  • Dec 13 Al-Biruni, Iranian mathematician, astronomer and polymath, dies at 74