|Covid-19|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.
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)
George Maniakes, Byzantine general
Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empress (b. 989)
Year 1043 (MXLIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
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