World Population 300 million.
Gunpowder invented in China.
Scandinavia, Iceland and Hungary Christianized.
Stephen I becomes King of Hungary.
Sancho III of Navarre becomes King of Aragon, Navarre, and Castile.
Leif Ericson lands in North America, calling it Vinland.
Sweyn I establishes Danish control over part of Norway.
Dhaka, Bangladesh, is founded.
- The Diocese of Kolobrzeg is founded.
- Emperor Otto III makes pilgrimage from Rome to Aachen and Gniezno (Gnesen), stopping at Regensburg, Meissen, Magdeburg, and Gniezno. Meeting in Gniezno (with Boleslaw I Chrobry) was part of pilgrimage.
- The Hutu arrive in present-day Rwanda and Burundi, soon outnumbering the native Twa.
- Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium (1999) ISBN 0316558400