Year 1028 (MXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1028 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1028
Ab urbe condita1781
Armenian calendar477
Assyrian calendar5778
Balinese saka calendar949–950
Bengali calendar435
Berber calendar1978
English Regnal yearN/A
Buddhist calendar1572
Burmese calendar390
Byzantine calendar6536–6537
Chinese calendar丁卯(Fire Rabbit)
3724 or 3664
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
3725 or 3665
Coptic calendar744–745
Discordian calendar2194
Ethiopian calendar1020–1021
Hebrew calendar4788–4789
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1084–1085
 - Shaka Samvat949–950
 - Kali Yuga4128–4129
Holocene calendar11028
Igbo calendar28–29
Iranian calendar406–407
Islamic calendar418–419
Japanese calendarManju 5 / Chōgen 1
Javanese calendar930–931
Julian calendar1028
Korean calendar3361
Minguo calendar884 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−440
Seleucid era1339/1340 AG
Thai solar calendar1570–1571
Tibetan calendar阴火兔年
(female Fire-Rabbit)
1154 or 773 or 1
    — to —
(male Earth-Dragon)
1155 or 774 or 2
Miliaresion-Romanus III-sb1822
Silver miliaresion of Emperor Romanos III


By place

Byzantine Empire





1020s in England

Events from the 1020s in England.


Dhia' ul-Din Abd al-Malik ibn Yusuf al-Juwayni al-Shafi'i (Persian: امام الحرمین ضیاءالدین عبدالملک ابن یوسف جوینی شافعی‎, 17 February 1028— 19 August 1085; 419—478 AH) was a Persian Sunni Shafi'i jurist and mutakallim theologian. His name is commonly abbreviated as Al-Juwayni; he is also commonly referred to as Imam al Haramayn, meaning "leading master of the two holy cities", that is, Mecca and Medina.

Alfonso V of León

Alfonso V (994 – 7 August 1028), called the Noble, was King of León from 999 to 1028. Enough is known of him to justify the belief that he had some of the qualities of a soldier and a statesman. Like other kings of León, he used the title emperor to assert his standing among the Christian rulers of Spain.

He succeeded his father, Bermudo II, in 999. His mother Elvira García and count Menendo González, who raised him in Galicia, acted as his co-regents. Upon the count's death in 1008, Alfonso ruled on his own.Alfonso began the work of reorganizing the Christian kingdom of the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula after a most disastrous period of civil war and Arab inroads.His name and that of his wife are associated with the grant of the first franchises of León (1017). On Wednesday, 7 August 1028, Alfonso V was killed by an arrow while besieging the Muslim town of Viseu. King Alfonso was buried next to his first wife Elvira, according to his wishes, at the Church of Saint John the Baptist and San Pelayo which later changed its name to the Basilica of San Isidoro when the latter saint's remains were transferred from Seville. The following epitaph was carved on his tomb:



Chōgen (長元) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, lit. "year name") after Manju and before Chōryaku. This period spanned the years from July 1028 through April 1037. The reigning emperors were Go-Ichijō-tennō (後一条天皇) and Go-Suzaku-tennō (後朱雀天皇).

Constantine VIII

Constantine VIII (Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος Η΄, Kōnstantinos VIII) (960 – 11 November 1028) was the Byzantine Emperor from 15 December 1025 until his death in 1028. He was the son of Emperor Romanos II and Empress Theophano. He was nominal co-emperor for 63 years from 962, successively with his father, his stepfather Nikephoros II Phokas, his uncle John I Tzimiskes, and his elder brother Basil II.

Basil II died childless in 1025 and thus left the rule of the Byzantine Empire in Constantine's hands. Constantine had no interest in politics, statecraft or the military. His brief reign is said to have been "an unmitigated disaster", sparking "a collapse of the military power of the Empire".


Dichlorodifluoromethane (R-12) is a colorless gas usually sold under the brand name Freon-12, and a chlorofluorocarbon halomethane (CFC) used as a refrigerant and aerosol spray propellant. Complying with the Montreal Protocol, its manufacture was banned in developed countries (non-article 5 countries) in 1996, and developing countries (article 5 countries) in 2010 due to concerns about its damaging impact to the ozone layer. Its only allowed usage is as fire retardant in submarines and aircraft. It is soluble in many organic solvents. Dichlorodifluoromethane was one of the original propellants for Silly String. R-12 cylinders are colored white. It is also known for smelling somewhat comparable to cannabis.

Fujiwara no Michinaga

Fujiwara no Michinaga (藤原 道長, 966 – January 3, 1028) was a Japanese statesman. His rule represents the high point of the Fujiwara clan control over the government of Japan.

Herbert IV, Count of Vermandois

Herbert IV of Vermandois (1028–1080), Count of Vermandois, was the son of Otto of Vermandois and Parvie (Pavia or Patia) de Vermandois.

List of state highways in Louisiana (1000–1049)

The following is a list of state highways in the U.S. state of Louisiana designated in the 1000–1049 range.

Lý Thái Tổ

Lý Thái Tổ (Hán tự: 李太祖, 974 - 1028), birth name Lý Công Uẩn (李公蘊), was the founder of the Later Lý Dynasty in Vietnam; he reigned from 1009 to 1028.

Macedonian dynasty

The Macedonian dynasty ruled the Byzantine Empire from 867 to 1056, following the Amorian dynasty. During this period, the Byzantine state reached its greatest expanse since the Muslim conquests, and the Macedonian Renaissance in letters and arts began. The dynasty was named after its founder, Basil I the Macedonian who came from the Theme of Macedonia which at the time was part of Thrace.

Manju (era)

Manju (万寿) was a Japanese era name (年号,, nengō,, literally "year name") after Jian and before Chōgen. This period spanned the years from July 1024 through July 1028. The reigning emperor was Go-Ichijō-tennō (後一条天皇).

Marianus Scotus

Marianus Scotus (1028–1082 or 1083) was an Irish monk and chronicler.

Marymount School of New York

Marymount School of New York is a college preparatory, independent, Catholic day school for girls located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It was founded by Mother Marie Joseph Butler in 1926 as part of a network of schools directed by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. The school enrolls students in Nursery through Class XII. Marymount's mission statement reads:

"Marymount School is an independent, Catholic day school that seeks to educate young women who continue to question, risk, and grow—young women who care, serve, and lead—young women prepared to challenge, shape, and change the world."

Muslim Dhagi

The Muslim Dhagi are a Muslim community found in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. They were also known as the Julahas.


Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.

Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord (Bach)

The sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1027–1029, are three sonatas composed by Johann Sebastian Bach for viola da gamba and harpsichord.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1028

United Nations Security Council resolution 1028, adopted unanimously on 8 December 1995, after recalling previous resolutions on Rwanda, particularly Resolution 997 (1995), the Council considered a report by the Secretary-General and extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) for a period ending 12 December 1995. The extension was given so that the Council had more time to consider the future of UNAMIR.

Zoë Porphyrogenita

Zoë Porphyrogenita (Greek: Ζωή "life" Medieval Greek: [zo'i]; c. 978 – June 1050) reigned as Byzantine Empress alongside her sister Theodora from 10 April 1042 to June 1050. She was also enthroned as empress consort to a series of co-rulers between 1028 and 1042.

Zoë was born to a nominal co-emperor, Constantine VIII, but lived a life of relative obscurity until the age of 47. Her uncle Basil II then died, leaving the Byzantine throne entirely to her father.

As he had no sons, Constantine hoped to continue the dynasty by marrying off one of his daughters.

Zoë, aged 50, was married to Romanos III Argyros, who became emperor three days later on her father's death. The marriage was troubled and after five years Romanos was found dead in his bath. His death has been variously attributed to Zoë or her young lover. They were married on the same day as the murder, and he was crowned emperor as Michael IV on the following day.Seven years later, Zoë was persuaded to adopt her dying husband's nephew, also named Michael. Once Michael V became emperor, he promptly exiled Zoë. This sparked a popular revolt which dethroned him and installed Zoë and her sister Theodora as joint empresses. After a two-month joint reign Zoë married a former lover, who was installed as Constantine IX Monomachos, transferring power to him. Eight years later, Zoë died aged 72.

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