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1066 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1066
Ab urbe condita 1819
Armenian calendar 515
Assyrian calendar 5816
Balinese saka calendar 987–988
Bengali calendar 473
Berber calendar 2016
English Regnal year 1  Will. 1
Buddhist calendar 1610
Burmese calendar 428
Byzantine calendar 6574–6575
Chinese calendar 乙巳(Wood  Snake)
3762 or 3702
丙午年 (Fire  Horse)
3763 or 3703
Coptic calendar 782–783
Discordian calendar 2232
Ethiopian calendar 1058–1059
Hebrew calendar 4826–4827
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1122–1123
 - Shaka Samvat 987–988
 - Kali Yuga 4166–4167
Holocene calendar 11066
Igbo calendar 66–67
Iranian calendar 444–445
Islamic calendar 458–459
Japanese calendar Jiryaku 2
Javanese calendar 969–971
Julian calendar 1066
Korean calendar 3399
Minguo calendar 846 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −402
Seleucid era 1377/1378 AG
Thai solar calendar 1608–1609
Tibetan calendar 阴木蛇年
(female Wood-Snake)
1192 or 811 or 39
(male Fire-Horse)
1193 or 812 or 40
William I (the Conqueror) (r. 1066-1087) King William I ('The Conqueror') from NPG.jpg
William I (the Conqueror) (r. 1066–1087)

1066 ( MLXVI ) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.



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Battle of Stamford Bridge 1066 battle near York between Harald Hardrada and King Harold II of England

The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place at the village of Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, in England, on 25 September 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada and the English king's brother Tostig Godwinson. After a bloody battle, both Hardrada and Tostig, along with most of the Norwegians, were killed. Although Harold Godwinson repelled the Norwegian invaders, his army was defeated by the Normans at Hastings less than three weeks later. The battle has traditionally been presented as symbolising the end of the Viking Age, although major Scandinavian campaigns in Britain and Ireland occurred in the following decades, such as those of King Sweyn Estrithson of Denmark in 1069–1070 and King Magnus Barefoot of Norway in 1098 and 1102–1103.

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Morcar was the son of Ælfgār and brother of Ēadwine. He was the earl of Northumbria from 1065 to 1066, when he was replaced by William the Conqueror with Copsi.

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Events from the 1060s in England.

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