1016Centuries: 10th century - 11th century - 12th century
- George Tsul, ruler of Khazaria, is captured by a combined Byzantine-Rus' force, which effectively ends Khazaria's existence.
- Norman knights arrive in Sicily.
- Edmund II is king of England after Ethelred's death.
- Canute of Denmark and Edmund II divide England. After Edmund's death, Canute is left as the sole ruler of England.
- End of the reign of Emperor Sanjo of Japan. He is succeeded by Go-Ichijo.
- Battle of Neaje.
- October 18 - Battle of Ashingdon.
- Earthquakes partly destroy the Dome of the Rock.