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  • Canute invades England. He and Edmund II divide the country; after Edmund's death he becomes sole king.
  • Bulgaria becomes part of the Byzantine Empire (1018).
  • Rajendra Chola I, son of the illustrious Rajaraja Chola I The Great, became the Chola Emperor. There is confusion on the exact date. According to Professor Kielhorn it is between 27 March and 7 July.