1078 in history

Born in 1078

Aug 8 Emperor Horikawa the 73rd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.

Died in 1078

Mar 23 Anawrahta the founder of the Pagan Empire. Considered the father of the Burmese nation, Anawrahta turned a small principality in the dry zone of Upper Burma into the first Burmese Empire that formed the basis of modern-day Burma. Historically verifiable Burmese history begins with his accession to the Pagan throne in 1044
May 30 Gleb Svyatoslavich Prince of Tmutarakan and Novgorod. He ruled Tmutarakan under the overall authority of his father Sviatoslav Iaroslavich, Prince of Chernigov. He was twice expelled from his principality by one of his cousins Rostislav Vladimirovich
Aug 9 Peter I Count of Savoy count of Savoy and margrave of Turin jointly with his brother Amadeus II of Savoy from 1060 to 1078. He ruled only nominally, as true power was in the hands of his mother, Adelaide of Susa
Oct 3 Iziaslav I of Kiev Yaroslavich Kniaz' of Turov, Veliki Kniaz of Kiev.
Oct 3 Boris Vyacheslavich Prince of Chernigov for eight days in 1077. He was the son of Vyacheslav Yaroslavich, Prince of Smolensk. Following his father's death in 1057, the child Boris was debarred from his inheritance. He died fighting against his uncles—Vsevolod Yaroslavich, Prince of Chernigov and Izyaslav Yaroslavich, Grand Prince of Kiev—on 3 October 1078
Nov 6 Berthold II Duke of Carinthia an ancestor of the House of Baden, in addition to being Duke of Carinthia and Margrave of Verona.