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- The Salian Dynasty of the Holy Roman Empire is founded by Conrad II.
- April 19 – Pope John XIX succeeds Pope Benedict VIII (his brother), as the 144th pope.
- After several years in the Peninsula, Roger of Toeni, a Norman knight, leaves the battlefields of the Ebro Valley, and heads back to France. It ends what historians have described as an early crusade.
- Battle of Lemnos: A Rus' raid into the Aegean Sea is defeated by the Byzantines.
- The world's first paper-printed money, which later greatly benefits the economy of the Song Dynasty, originates in the Sichuan province of China.
- Emperor Mahmud of Ghazni sacks the Hindu religious center of Somnath, slaughtering over 50,000 people, and carrying off vast amounts of treasure.
- April/June - King Magnus I of Norway (d. 1047)
- May 13 - Abbot Hugh of Cluny (d. 1109)
- date unknown
- January – Abd ar-Rahman V, Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba (murdered)
- April 9 – Pope Benedict VIII
- July 13 – Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 972)
- December – Sultan al-Daula, Buyid amir of Fars (b. 993)
- date unknown
- Boissonade, B. "Les premières croisades françaises en Espagne. Normands, Gascons, Aquitains et Bourguignons (1018-1032)". Bulletin Hispanique. 36 (1): 5–28. doi:10.3406/hispa.1934.2607.