Centuries: 9th century - 10th century - 11th century
Decades: 950s 960s 970s 980s 990s - 1000s - 1010s 1020s 1030s 1040s 1050s
Years: 995 996 997 998 999 - 1000 - 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005
September 9 - Battle of Svold.
October 9 - Leif Ericsson discovers Vinland, becoming the first known European to set foot in North America.
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.
Stephen I becomes king of Hungary.
First settlements around Helmond.
The Hoysala Empire begins ruling.
Sweyn I of Denmark establishes Danish control over part of Norway.
Sancho III of Navarre becomes King of Aragon, Navarre, and Castile.
The Shahnameh is written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi (approximate date).
Lodi, Italy, becomes a free city (approximate date).
Södertälje, Sweden, receives its charter (approximate date).
Armenia becomes a tributary of the Byzantine Empire.
Dhaka, Bangladesh, is founded.
The Diocese of Kolobrzeg is founded.
The Byzantine Empire gives the city of Zara to Venice (approximate date).
Iceland accepts Christian faith.
Michael Cerularius, Patriarch of Constantinople
Constantine IX, Byzantine emperor
Olaf I of Norway, killed at the Battle of Svold
See also: Millenarianism