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This article is about the year 1045.
|Centuries:||10th century – 11th century – 12th century|
|Decades:||1010s 1020s 1030s – 1040s – 1050s 1060s 1070s|
|Years:||1042 1043 1044 – 1045 – 1046 1047 1048|
|1045 by topic|
|Lists of leaders|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1798|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||甲申年 (Wood Monkey)
3741 or 3681
— to —
乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)
3742 or 3682
|- Vikram Samvat||1101–1102|
|- Shaka Samvat||967–968|
|- Kali Yuga||4146–4147|
|Japanese calendar||Kantoku 2
|Minguo calendar||867 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1356/1357 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1587–1588|
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- Emperor Go-Reizei ascends the throne of Japan.
- Edward the Confessor marries Edith of Wessex and begins construction of Westminster Abbey in England.
- January 20 – Pope Sylvester III becomes the 146th pope, succeeding Benedict IX, who abdicated the previous year.
- April – Pope Sylvester III is deposed (election deemed invalid); Pope Benedict IX is elected once more, becoming the 147th pope.
- May 5 – Pope Gregory VI becomes the 148th pope, following the resignation of Pope Benedict IX in exchange for money. There are growing allegations that simony takes place during Gregory VI's reign.
- Movable type printing is invented by Bi Sheng in China.
- The Lingxiao Pagoda of China is built during the Song Dynasty.
- The Qingli Reforms, put forth by the Chinese statesmen Ouyang Xiu and Fan Zhongyan in 1043, are halted by their conservative ministerial peers, but would later influence reform efforts under Wang Anshi.
- Stephen, Count of Blois (approximately) (d. 1102)
- Waltheof, 1st Earl of Northampton (approximately) (d. 1076)
- Huang Tingjian, famous Chinese calligrapher, painter, and poet (d. 1105)