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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 1040s  1050s  1060s  – 1070s –  1080s  1090s  1100s
Years: 1069 1070 107110721073 1074 1075
1072 by topic
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1072 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1072
Ab urbe condita 1825
Armenian calendar 521
Assyrian calendar 5822
Bengali calendar 479
Berber calendar 2022
English Regnal year Will. 1 – 7 Will. 1
Buddhist calendar 1616
Burmese calendar 434
Byzantine calendar 6580–6581
Chinese calendar 辛亥(Metal Pig)
3768 or 3708
    — to —
壬子年 (Water Rat)
3769 or 3709
Coptic calendar 788–789
Discordian calendar 2238
Ethiopian calendar 1064–1065
Hebrew calendar 4832–4833
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1128–1129
 - Shaka Samvat 994–995
 - Kali Yuga 4173–4174
Holocene calendar 11072
Igbo calendar 72–73
Iranian calendar 450–451
Islamic calendar 464–465
Japanese calendar Enkyū 4
Julian calendar 1072
Korean calendar 3405
Minguo calendar 840 before ROC
Seleucid era 1383/1384 AG
Thai solar calendar 1614–1615

Year 1072 (MLXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


By place



  • The Song dynasty Chinese polymath scientist and statesman Shen Kuo is appointed as the head official for the Bureau of Astronomy, where he begins his groundbreaking work with the colleague Wei Pu on accurately plotting the orbital paths of the stars, planets, and moon three times a night for a continuum of five years.
  • Shen Kuo is sent to supervise Chancellor Wang Anshi's program of surveying the building of silt deposits in the Bian Canal outside the capital city of Kaifeng. Using an original technique, Shen successfully dredges the canal and demonstrates the formidable value of the silt gathered as a fertilizer.