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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 1020s  1030s  1040s  – 1050s –  1060s  1070s  1080s
Years: 1048 1049 105010511052 1053 1054

Year 1051 (MLI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


  • Godwin, Earl of Wessex, is forced to leave England by King Edward the Confessor for refusing to take action against the townspeople of Dover. He returns the following year.
  • Hilarion of Kiev becomes the first native metropolitan of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Kievan Rus.
  • May 19 – Henry I of France marries Anne of Kiev at the cathedral of Reims.
  • William of Normandy fights for his life and crown in Normandy.
  • Heregeld is ended by King Edward the Confessor of England.



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