1113 (The People's Chronology)
Pisa embarks on a campaign against the Moors in the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, and others). The Pisans will be joined next year by Ramon Berenger III, count of Barcelona, who will help them liberate thousands of Christian slaves in the islands and destroy the bases used by Moorish pirates to prey on Mediterranean shipping.
The grand prince of Kiev Svyatopolk II dies after a 20-year reign and is succeeded by his 60-year-old cousin, a great-grandson of Vladimir the Great who begins a 12-year reign in which he will campaign against the Cumans on the steppe in an unsuccessful effort to reunite the land of Rus. Vladimir II Monomakh has been appointed by the veche (city council) to succeed Svyatopolk and will write works depicting conditions of Russian life.
Architecture, Real Estate
Novgorod's Church of St. Nicholas pioneers the onion-domed style of Greek Orthodox church architecture.