|Covid-19|Godwin, Earl of Wessex, is exiled from 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 abolished, by King Edward the Confessor of England.
Estonians recapture the fort in Tartu from the Russians.
Edgar Atheling, uncrowned King of England, 1066, after the Battle of Hastings
Mi Fu, Chinese poet, painter, and calligrapher (d. 1107)
January 22 – Ælfric Puttoc, archbishop of York
Bi Sheng, Song Dynasty Chinese inventor of movable type printing
Year 1051 (MLI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
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