- Badìa Fiorentina, an abbey in Florence, Italy, is founded by Willa, Margravine of Tuscany.
- Ethelred II becomes King of England at age 10, following the assassination of his half-brother King Edward the Martyr.
- The revolt of Henry II, Duke of Bavaria against Otto II ends.
- Princess Zoe of Byzantium, later Empress of the Eastern Roman Empire
- Yaroslav I the Wise, prince of Novgorod and Kiev