- 1000 (cca), Vikings, led by Leif Eirikson, establish small settlements at and around Vinland in North America
- 1054, the Great Schism, in which the Western (Roman Catholic) and Eastern Orthodox churches separated from each other. Similar schisms in the past had been later repaired, but this one continues after nearly 1000 years.
- 1065, independence of the Kingdom of Galicia and Portugal under the rule of Garcia
- 1066, Norman conquest of England
- 1094, El Cid, the great Spanish hero, conquers the Moorish city of Valencia
- 1099, First Crusade captures Jerusalem
- King Anawrahta of Myanmar made a pilgrimage to Ceylon, returning to convert his country to Theravada Buddhism.
Inventions, discoveries, introductions
- Invention of military rockets by the Chinese
- The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu is one of the first novels in Japanese
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ca:Segle XI [[cs:11. stolet�]] [[da:11. �rhundrede]] de:11. Jahrhundert es:Siglo XI eo:11-a jarcento [[fr:XIe si�cle]] fy:11e ieu ko:11세기 io:11ma yar-cento it:XI secolo lb:11. Joerhonnert nl:11e eeuw ja:11世紀 [[no:11. �rhundre]] pl:XI wiek [[pt:S�culo XI]] ro:Secolul XI ru:XI век sl:11. stoletje fi:1000-luku sv:1000-talet (sekel) tr:11. yüzyıl uk:11 століття zh:11世纪