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|Centuries:||10th century – 11th century – 12th century|
|Decades:||1040s 1050s 1060s – 1070s – 1080s 1090s 1100s|
|Years:||1070 1071 1072 – 1073 – 1074 1075 1076|
- April 22 – Pope Gregory VII (Cardinal Hildebrand) succeeds Pope Alexander II as the 155th pope.
- Emperor Shirakawa ascends the throne of Japan
- Rabbi Yitchaki Alfassi finishes writing the Rif, an important work of Jewish law.
- John IX bar Shushan ends term as Syrian Patriarch of Antioch
- Beginning of Sviatoslav II's reign as ruler of Kievan Rus
- Seljuk Turks conquer Ankara