On This Day

1081 in History

Events in History

  • 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 Durrës, Albania)

Birthdays in History

  • 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 of France (d. 1137)