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This article is about the year 1079.
|Centuries:||10th century – 11th century – 12th century|
|Decades:||1040s 1050s 1060s – 1070s – 1080s 1090s 1100s|
|Years:||1076 1077 1078 – 1079 – 1080 1081 1082|
|1079 by topic|
|Lists of leaders|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1832|
|English Regnal year||13 Will. 1 – 14 Will. 1|
|Chinese calendar||戊午年 (Earth Horse)
3775 or 3715
— to —
己未年 (Earth Goat)
3776 or 3716
|- Vikram Samvat||1135–1136|
|- Shaka Samvat||1000–1001|
|- Kali Yuga||4179–4180|
|Japanese calendar||Jōryaku 3
|Minguo calendar||833 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1390/1391 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1621–1622|
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- April 11 – Murder of Stanislaus of Szczepanów (Pol. Stanisław ze Szczepanowa), Bishop of Kraków, personally by Bolesław II the Bold, King of Poland, who flees the country, leaving his brother Władysław I Herman to succeed him.
- Persian astronomer Omar Khayyám computes the length of the year to be exactly 365.24219858156 days, the most accurate calculation of his time. Khayyam also, in Treatise on Demonstrations of Problems in Algebra, produces a complete classification of cubic equations and their geometric solutions.
- Upon the death of Håkan the Red, Halsten returns as king of Sweden, jointly with his brother Inge the Elder.
- William I of England establishes the New Forest.
- Constance of Burgundy founds a monastery in Burgos.
- August 8 – Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
- Peter Abelard, French scholastic philosopher (d. 1142)
- April 11 – Stanislaus of Szczepanów, bishop of Kraków (b. 1030)
- Håkan the Red, king of Gothenland since 1070 and king of Sweden since 1075