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This article is about the year 1041.
|Centuries:||10th century – 11th century – 12th century|
|Decades:||1010s 1020s 1030s – 1040s – 1050s 1060s 1070s|
|Years:||1038 1039 1040 – 1041 – 1042 1043 1044|
|1041 by topic|
|Lists of leaders|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
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|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1794|
|Bahá'í calendar||−803 – −802|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
3737 or 3677
— to —
辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
3738 or 3678
|- Vikram Samvat||1097–1098|
|- Shaka Samvat||963–964|
|- Kali Yuga||4142–4143|
|Japanese calendar||Chōkyū 2
|Minguo calendar||871 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1584|
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- The Zirid dynasty rejects Shi'ite obedience and Fatimid domination and recognizes the Abbasids as their overlords.
- March 17 – Battle of Olivento fought near the river Olivento in Apulia in the Catepanate of Italy. Normans and Lombards led by William Iron Arm are victorious against the Byzantine Empire's Varangian Guard led by Michael Doukeianos, Catepan of Italy, and Harald Hardråde.
- May 4 – Battle of Montemaggiore fought by the river Ofanto near Cannae in Apulia in the Catepanate of Italy. Normans and Lombards led by William Iron Arm are again victorious against the Byzantine Empire's Varangian Guard led by Michael Doukeianos, Catepan of Italy, and Harald Hardrada.
- December 10 – Zoe Porphyrogenita, Empress Consort of Byzantium, elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Byzantine Empire as Michael V Kalaphates on the death of her husband Michael IV the Paphlagonian.
- The inland city of Worcester in England rebels against the naval taxes of King Harthacnut.
- Edward the Confessor returns from exile in Normandy to become the heir of his half-brother Harthacnut as King of England. He reduces the Navy from 60 to 32 ships this year due to the tax burden.
- The number of enlisted soldiers in the Song Dynasty Chinese military reaches well over 1,250,000 troops, an increase since 1022 when there were a million soldiers.
- Gilbert Meynier (2010) L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; pp.50.