|1069 by topic|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1822|
|Balinese saka calendar||990–991|
|English Regnal year||3 Will. 1 – 4 Will. 1|
|Chinese calendar||戊申年 (Earth Monkey)|
3765 or 3705
— to —
己酉年 (Earth Rooster)
3766 or 3706
|- Vikram Samvat||1125–1126|
|- Shaka Samvat||990–991|
|- Kali Yuga||4169–4170|
|Japanese calendar||Jiryaku 5 / Enkyū 1|
|Minguo calendar||843 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||1380/1381 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1611–1612|
1195 or 814 or 42
— to —
1196 or 815 or 43
Year 1069 (MLXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
- Spring – Emperor Romanos IV begins a campaign against the Seljuk Turks, and marches towards the Euphrates via Melitene. He crosses the river at Romanopolis (modern Turkey), and captures the strategic fortress city of Chliat on the north-western shore of Lake Van. Romanos leaves a Byzantine rear guard on the upper Euphrates under General Philaretos Brachamios with orders to defend the Mesopotamian frontier.
- Seljuk forces under Alp Arslan defeat the Byzantine rear guard and advance deep into Cappadocia and Lycaonia. They plunder at will, but fail to capture the city of Iconium. Romanos retreats and returns to Constantinople. Alp Arslan takes advantage of Romanos' retreat and captures Manzikert. He recaptures the strategical fortress cities of Chliat and Van, consolidating his control over the Lake Van region.
- Spring – Romanos IV sends a Byzantine fleet (supported with an army) to relieve the siege of Bari. The Normans under Robert Guiscard defeat the Byzantines, and occupy the cities of Gravina and Obbiano in Apulia.
- February 28 – King Abbad II al-Mu'tadid dies after a 27-year reign. He is succeeded by his son Al-Mu'tamid ibn Abbad, who becomes the ruler of the Taifa of Seville in Al-Andalus (until 1091).
- January 28 – Northumbrians kill the new Norman earl of Northumbria, Robert de Comines, at Durham, and attack York.
- King Sweyn II of Denmark lands a fleet in the Humber in support of the Northumbrian rebels and they join him to burn York, attacking its two castles and destroying the old Minster.
- At Stafford, William the Conqueror swiftly defeats a rebellion led by Edwin, Earl of Mercia.
- Winter of 1069–1070 – Harrying of the North: King William the Conqueror quells rebellions made by his English subjects against his rule, campaigning through the north of England with his forces, burning houses, crops, cattle and land from York to Durham, resulting in the deaths of over 100,000 people, mainly from starvation and winter cold.
- Emperor Shenzong of Song China appoints Wang Anshi as his chief chancellor. He implements the New Policies, which include financial and trade reforms, defense and order, institution of the baojia system, etc.
- Nam tiến, the southward expansion of the territory of Vietnam, begins when a Lý dynasty army attacks Champa, capturing King Rudravarman III.
- Anseau of Garlande, French nobleman (d. 1118)
- Kamakura Gongorō Kagemasa, Japanese samurai
- Leo Diogenes, Byzantine co-emperor (d. 1087)
- Approximate date
- Mieszko Bolesławowic, Polish prince (d.1089)
- Diego Gelmírez, Galician archbishop
- January 28 – Robert de Comines, English nobleman
- February 28 – Abbad II al-Mu'tadid, Abbadid king
- April 28 – Magnus II (Haraldsson), king of Norway
- August 15 – Ibn Hazm, Moorish historian (b. 994)
- September 11 – Ealdred, archbishop of York
- December 24 – Dedi II (the Younger), margrave of Lower Lusatia (b. c.997)
- Godfrey III (the Bearded), duke of Lower Lorraine
- Gytha Thorkelsdóttir, Danish noblewoman (b. 997)
- Pedro Seguin (or Seguini), bishop of Ourense
- Tilopa, Indian tantric practitioner (b. 988)
- Approximate date – Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn, Welsh king (b. c.1020)
- ^ Finlay, George (1854). History of the Byzantine and Greek Empires from 1057–1453, p. 35. William Blackwood & Sons.
- ^ Carey, Brian Todd (2012). Road to Manzikert – Byzantine and Islamic Warfare (527–1071), p. 134. ISBN 978-1-84884-215-1.
- ^ a b c Palmer, Alan; Palmer, Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 52–53. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- ^ "Norman Britain". British History Timeline. BBC. Retrieved December 23, 2007.
- ^ Nguyen The Anh (1989). "Le Nam tien dans les textes Vietnamiens". In Lafont, P. B. (ed.). Les frontieres du Vietnam. Paris: Edition l’Harmattan.