1043

1043

Events

* Rus'-Byzantine War (1043).
* Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England at Winchester Cathedral.
* Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor marries Agnes de Poitou.
* The revolt of George Maniaces against Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX ends when Maniaces 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.
*Beginning of the Kingdom of Nri in West Africa.

Births

* Fulk IV of Anjou
* Abu Muhammad Baghawi, Persian traditionalist

Deaths

* George Maniaces, Byzantine general
* Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empress (b.989

Heads of State

* EnglandEdward the Confessor (reigned 10421066)
* FranceHenry I (reigned 10311060)
* Holy SeeBenedict IX (Pope 10321044, 10451046 and 10471048)
* NriEze Nri Ìfikuánim (reigned 1043 - 1189)
* RussiaYaroslav the Wise (reigned 10181054)


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