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This article is about the year 1070.
|Centuries:||10th century – 11th century – 12th century|
|Decades:||1040s 1050s 1060s – 1070s – 1080s 1090s 1100s|
|Years:||1067 1068 1069 – 1070 – 1071 1072 1073|
|1070 by topic|
|Lists of leaders|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1823|
|English Regnal year||4 Will. 1 – 5 Will. 1|
|Chinese calendar||己酉年 (Earth Rooster)
3766 or 3706
— to —
庚戌年 (Metal Dog)
3767 or 3707
|- Vikram Samvat||1126–1127|
|- Shaka Samvat||992–993|
|- Kali Yuga||4171–4172|
|Japanese calendar||Enkyū 2
|Minguo calendar||842 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1381/1382 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1612–1613|
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- Winter of 1069–1070 – Harrying of the North: William I of England quells rebellions in the North of England following an invasion by Sweyn II of Denmark. Widespread famine follows the devastation wrought.
- Spring – King Sweyn II of Denmark joins English rebels, led by Hereward the Wake, and captures the Isle of Ely in The Fens of eastern England.
- April 11 – Archbishop of Canterbury Stigand is deposed.
- June 1 – Hereward plunders Peterborough Abbey in eastern England.
- June – Denmark signs a treaty with England; Sweyn and his forces leave the country.
- August 15 – The Pavian-born Benedictine Lanfranc is approximated as the new Archbishop of Canterbury in England.
- Invasion of England by Malcolm III of Scotland is repelled.
- Hugh d'Avranches, 1st Earl of Chester, the first Marcher Lord, invades Wales, capturing parts of Gwynedd.
- A successful Byzantine counter-attack drives the Seljuq Turks across the Euphrates.
- Bergen is founded by king Olaf III of Norway; it will function as the main city and capital of Norway until replaced by Oslo in 1314.
- Marrakesh is founded by Abu Bakr ibn Umar.
- Chinese Chancellor Wang Anshi starts the Xining Reforms (which last until 1085).
- Jews from Rouen in Normandy settle in England at the invitation of King William I.
- The Temple of Literature, Hanoi, is established in the capital of Vietnam.
- Uyghur poet Yusuf Khass Hajib of Balasagun in the Kara-Khanid Khanate completes the Kutadgu Bilig ("The Wisdom Which Brings Good Fortune") and presents it to the prince of Kashgar.
- Song dynasty Chinese astronomer, engineer, and statesman Su Song completes the compilation of the Ben Cao Tu Jing, a pharmaceutical treatise with related subjects of botany, zoology, mineralogy, and metallurgy.
- Rebuilding of Canterbury Cathedral in England following a fire.
- Rebuilding of York Minster in England begins.
- Construction of Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire, England, by Alan Rufus begins.
- Approximate date – Halsten Stenkilsson is deposed as king of Sweden, with Håkan the Red becoming king in Götaland and Anund Gårdske being chosen as king of Svealand.
- "British History Timeline, Norman Britain, BBC". Retrieved 2007-12-23.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 53–55. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 112–113. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- William of Malmesbury.
- "The History of Canterbury Cathedral". Retrieved 2007-12-23.
- Adam of Bremen. Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum.