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1086 in History

Events in History

  • May 24 Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III

Declaration of WarNorman Invasion of England

Aug 1 Results of the Domesday inquiry presented to William the Conqueror in Salisbury (the date of compilation and the Great Domesday are historically contestable)

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William the Conqueror and his army land at Pevensey as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry
William the Conqueror and his army land at Pevensey as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry
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  • Oct 23 Battle of az-Zallaqah: Almoravid army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI

Deaths in History

  • Jul 10 Knut IV, the Saint, king of Denmark (1080-86), murdered
  • Sep 25 William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1025)