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This article is about the year 1073.
|Centuries:||10th century – 11th century – 12th century|
|Decades:||1040s 1050s 1060s – 1070s – 1080s 1090s 1100s|
|Years:||1070 1071 1072 – 1073 – 1074 1075 1076|
|1073 by topic|
|Lists of leaders|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1826|
|English Regnal year||7 Will. 1 – 8 Will. 1|
|Chinese calendar||壬子年 (Water Rat)
3769 or 3709
— to —
癸丑年 (Water Ox)
3770 or 3710
|- Vikram Samvat||1129–1130|
|- Shaka Samvat||995–996|
|- Kali Yuga||4174–4175|
|Japanese calendar||Enkyū 5
|Minguo calendar||839 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1384/1385 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1615–1616|
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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.
- Sviatoslav II begins his reign as ruler of Kievan Rus.
- Renewal of the treaty between the Christian king of Navarre, Sancho IV, and the Muslim ruler of the taifa of Zaragoza, al-Muqtadir.
- 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 Syrian Patriarch of Antioch.
- 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)