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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 1010s  1020s  1030s  – 1040s –  1050s  1060s  1070s
Years: 1040 1041 104210431044 1045 1046

Year 1043 (MXLIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


  • October 31 – Venus occults Jupiter
  • Rus'-Byzantine War (1043).
  • Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England at Winchester Cathedral.
  • Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor marries Agnes de Poitou.
  • The revolt of George Maniaces against Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX ends when Maniaces is killed in battle near Thessalonica.
  • The Ziyarid dynasty of Persia is destroyed by the Seljuks.
  • In Song Dynasty China, the politicians Ouyang Xiu and Fan Zhongyan start the Qingli Reforms, which are halted by 1045.
  • The Norman brothers, William Iron Arm and Drogo de Hauteville, take power in Apulia.
  • The first king of the Kingdom of Nri, Eze Nri Ìfikuánim is created in West Africa.


  • Fulk IV of Anjou
  • Abu Muhammad Baghawi, Persian traditionalist
  • El Cíd Campeador of Castile


  • George Maniaces, Byzantine general
  • Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empress (b. 989)

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