Year 1026 (MXXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1026 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1026
Ab urbe condita1779
Armenian calendar475
Assyrian calendar5776
Balinese saka calendar947–948
Bengali calendar433
Berber calendar1976
English Regnal yearN/A
Buddhist calendar1570
Burmese calendar388
Byzantine calendar6534–6535
Chinese calendar乙丑(Wood Ox)
3722 or 3662
    — to —
丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
3723 or 3663
Coptic calendar742–743
Discordian calendar2192
Ethiopian calendar1018–1019
Hebrew calendar4786–4787
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1082–1083
 - Shaka Samvat947–948
 - Kali Yuga4126–4127
Holocene calendar11026
Igbo calendar26–27
Iranian calendar404–405
Islamic calendar416–417
Japanese calendarManju 3
Javanese calendar928–929
Julian calendar1026
Korean calendar3359
Minguo calendar886 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−442
Seleucid era1337/1338 AG
Thai solar calendar1568–1569
Tibetan calendar阴木牛年
(female Wood-Ox)
1152 or 771 or −1
    — to —
(male Fire-Tiger)
1153 or 772 or 0
The Iron Crown of Lombardy, displayed in the Cathedral of Monza (near Milan).


By placeEdit


  • Spring – King Conrad II, "the Elder", assembles an army of thousands of armored knights for an expedition into Italy. He besieges Pavia and marches to Milan, where he is crowned with the Iron Crown by Archbishop Aribert as king of the Lombards. Duke William V ("the Great") of Aquitaine, who is already en route for Italy, decides to renounce his claim to the Lombard throne and turns back.[1]
  • April – Conrad II punishes (with the help of Milanese troops) the citizens of Pavia with starvation, for burning down the Royal Palace. He appoints Aribert as his viceroy ("imperial vicar") in Italy and charges him to ensure that the order is complied with.
  • Summer – Conrad II leaves the bulk of his army at the siege of Pavia and marches to Ravenna. The Ravennan militias close the town gates and assault the imperial train. Conrad rallies his troops and takes Ravenna, taking bloody revenge.
  • Conrad II proceeds to Pesaro, but a malarian outbreak forces him to withdraw back up north to the Po Valley. He subdues the March of Turin, where Count Ulric Manfred II opposes the election of Conrad.
  • Autumn – Pavia falls to the imperial forces. Only the intervention of Odilo of Cluny persuades Conrad to have mercy on the city and the defeated rebels.[2]
  • Battle of Helgeå (off the coast of Sweden): Naval forces of King Cnut the Great's North Sea Empire defeat the combined Swedish and Norwegian royal fleets.[3]
  • 9-year-old Henry "the Black" is made duke of Bavaria by his father, Conrad II, after the death of his predecessor Henry V.
  • Pietro Barbolano becomes 28th doge of Venice.


  • A Zubu revolt against the Liao dynasty is suppressed, with the Zubu forced to pay an annual tribute of horses, camels and furs.




  1. ^ Jonathan Riley-Smith (2004). The New Cambridge Medieval History. Volume IV c.1024–c.1198. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-521-41411-1.
  2. ^ Lucy Margaret Smith (1920). The Early History of the Monastery of Cluny. Oxford University Press.
  3. ^ Dated 1025 by the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which gives the victory to Sweden.