|Centuries:||10th century - 11th century - 12th century|
|Decades:|| 1050s 1060s 1070s - 1080s - 1090s 1100s 1110s
|Years:||1085 1086 1087 - 1088 - 1089 1090 1091|
|1088 by topic|
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|Births – Deaths – Works|
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|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Gregorian calendar||1088 |
|Ab urbe condita||1841|
|Armenian calendar||537 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-756 – -755|
|Coptic calendar||804 – 805|
|Ethiopian calendar||1080 – 1081|
|Hebrew calendar||4848 – 4849|
|- Vikram Samvat||1143 – 1144|
|- Shaka Samvat||1010 – 1011|
|- Kali Yuga||4189 – 4190|
|Iranian calendar||466 – 467|
|Islamic calendar||480 – 481|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 1748|
|Thai solar calendar||1631|
Events[edit | edit source]
Europe[edit | edit source]
- March 12 — Pope Urban II succeeds Pope Victor III as the 159th pope.
- Work begins on the third and largest church at Cluny.
- Rebellion of 1088 against William II of England lead by Odo of Bayeux.
- Oldest extant university founded, University of Bologna.
China[edit | edit source]
- The Dream Pool Essays is published in this year by the polymath Chinese scientist and statesman Shen Kuo. His book represents the earliest known writing about the magnetic compass, movable type printing, experimentation with camera obscura only decades after Ibn al-Haytham, and included many different fields of study in essay and encyclopedic form, including geology, astronomy, botany, zoology, mineralogy, anatomy, pharmacology, geography, optics, economics, military strategy, philosophy, etc. Some of Shen's most advanced theories included geomorphology and gradual climate change, while he improved Chinese astronomy by fixing the position of the pole star and correcting the lunar error by plotting its orbital course every night for a continuum of five years.
- The Chinese polymath statesman and scientist Su Song has the successful pilot model for his astronomical clock tower in Kaifeng, China constructed. It features an escapement mechanism and the world's oldest known endless power-transmitting chain drive to operate the armillary sphere, opening doors, and mechanical-driven manikins that would rotate in shifts to announce the time on plaques.
North Africa[edit | edit source]
Births[edit | edit source]
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- January 6 — Berengar of Tours, French theologian
- July 3 — Robert of Rhuddlan, Norman ruler of most of North Wales
- Naser Khosrow, Persian theologian
- William de Warenne, Norman aristocrat
People of the year 1088 at Familypedia
14 people were born in 1088
3 children were born to the 5 women born in 1088
12 people died in 1088
988 people lived in 1088
Events of the year 1088 at Familypedia
7 people were married in 1088.
There were 0 military battles in 1088.
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