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- Persian astronomer, Omar Khayyám, determined the length of the year as 365.24219858156 days which has been the most accurate calculation of old times. Khayyam also wrote Demonstrations of Problems in Algebra, produced a complete classification of cubic equations and their geometric answers.
- Murder of Saint Stanislaus of Szczepanów (pol. Stanisław ze Szczepanowa) by Polish King Bolesław II the Bold
- Upon the death of Håkan the Red, Halsten returns as king of Sweden, jointly with his brother Inge the Elder.
- Ladislaus Herman succeeds Boleslaus II in Poland.
- William I of England establishes the New Forest.
- Constance of Burgundy founds a monastery in Burgos.
- August 8 – Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
- Peter Abelard, French scholastic philosopher (d. 1142)
- April 11 – Stanislaus of Szczepanów, bishop of Kraków
- Håkan the Red, king of Gothenland since 1070 and king of Sweden since 1075