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



  • April 3 – Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England, at Winchester Cathedral.
  • October 31 – Venus occults Jupiter.
  • November 21 – Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor, marries Agnes of Poitou at Ingelheim am Rhein.
  • Rus'–Byzantine War (1043).
  • The revolt of George Maniakes against Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX ends, when Maniakes is killed in battle near Thessalonica.
  • The Ziyarid Dynasty of Persia is crushed by the Seljuks.
  • In Song dynasty China, the statesmen Ouyang Xiu and Fan Zhongyan put forth the Qingli Reforms, which are halted by 1045.
  • The Norman brothers, William Iron Arm and Drogo de Hauteville, assume power in Apulia.
  • The first king of the Kingdom of Nri, Eze Nri Ìfikuánim, is installed in West Africa.
  • Births

  • Fulk IV, Count of Anjou
  • Abu Muhammad Baghawi, Persian traditionalist
  • El Cid (Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar of Castile), national hero of Spain (or 1044) (d. 1099)
  • Deaths

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

    1043 Wikipedia