1031 in history

1031 events chronologically

Aug 3 Olaf II of Norway is canonized as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey

Born in 1031

Aug 26 Malcolm III of Scotland King of Scots. He was the eldest son of King Duncan Malcolm's long reign, lasting 35 years, preceded the beginning of the Scoto-Norman age. He is the historical equivalent of the character of the same name in Shakespeare's Macbeth

Died in 1031

Jan 1 William of Volpiano an Italian monastic reformer and architect.
Apr 10 Liudolf of Lotharingia Count of Zutphen and Waldenburg.
Jul 20 Robert II of France King of the Franks from 996 until his death. The second reigning member of the House of Capet, he was born in Orléans to Hugh Capet and Adelaide of Aquitaine
Sep 2 Saint Emeric of Hungary the son of King Stephen I of Hungary and Giselle of Bavaria. He is assumed to be the second son of Stephen, he was named after his uncle, Henry II, and was the only of Stephen's sons who reached adulthood
Nov 29 Al-Qadir the Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad from 991 to 1031. Grandson of al-Muqtadir, he was chosen in place of the deposed Caliph, at-Ta'i, his cousin. Banished from the capital, Baghdad, earlier, he was now recalled and appointed to the office he had long desired. He held the Caliphate for 40 years. It was during his Caliphate that Mahmud of Ghazni arose, threatening the empire; and but for the conflicts that broke out in Mahmud's family upon his death, the Buwayhid kingdom, paralysed by damaging war, would have been swallowed. The global Muslim population had climbed to about 4 per cent as against the Christian population of 10 per cent by 1000