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- Emperor Shirakawa ascends to the throne of Japan.
- Chancellor Wang Anshi of Song dynasty China creates a new bureau of the central government called the Directorate of Weapons, which supervises the manufacture of military armaments and ensures quality control.
- The Seljuq Turks conquer Ankara from the Byzantines and Jerusalem from the Fatimids.
- Sviatoslav II begins his reign as ruler of Kievan Rus.
- A treaty between the Christian king of Navarre, Sancho IV, and the Muslim ruler of the taifa of Zaragoza, al-Muqtadir, is renewed.
- Ebles II of Roucy leads a Frankish troop in Spain, to support the king of Aragon in his struggle against his southern Muslim neighbors.
Arts and culture
- Rabbi Yitchaki Alfassi finishes writing the Rif, an important work of Jewish law.
- April 22 – Pope Gregory VII (Cardinal Hildebrand) succeeds Pope Alexander II, as the 157th pope.
- John IX bar Shushan ends his term as Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch.
- David the Builder, King of Georgia
- Leopold III, Margrave of Austria
- Empress Meng, Chinese empress regent
- April 21 – Pope Alexander II
- June 15 – Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (b. 1034)
- Zhou Dunyi, Neo-Confucian philosopher in Song dynasty China (b. 1017)
- Empress Mother Thượng Dương, Vietnamese regent.