- Sweyn Forkbeard marries Sigrid the Haughty.
- Otto III reaches his majority and begins to rule Germany in his own right.
- Aethelred II pays £22,000 of Danegeld to Olaf Trygvasson.
- November 7: Ibn Hazm, Arab philosopher.
- Simeon, first Norman abbot of Ely Abbey
- Imam Bayhaqi, Eminent Scholar of Islam.