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Year 1047 (MXLVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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Events

  • August 10 – Battle of Val-ès-Dunes: William, Duke of Normandy, with assistance from King Henry I of France, secures control of Normandy by defeating rebel Norman barons at Caen.
  • September 25–28 – Rebel general Leo Tornikios, having proclaimed himself Byzantine emperor, besieges Constantinople. Troops led personally by Emperor Constantine IX Monomachos repel him.
  • October – Pope Clement II is succeeded by Pope Benedict IX, as the 150th pope.
  • October 25 – Harald Hardrada becomes sole king of Norway, on the death of his uncle Magnus the Good; the crown of Denmark passes to Sweyn II.
  • November – The usurping Pope Benedict IX seizes the Lateran Palace in Rome.
  • Births

  • Judith of Swabia, daughter of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Deaths

  • October 9 – Pope Clement II
  • October 25 – King Magnus I of Norway (b. 1024)
  • References

    1047 Wikipedia


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