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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1051 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1051
Ab urbe condita1804
Armenian calendar500
Assyrian calendar5801
Balinese saka calendar972–973
Bengali calendar458
Berber calendar2001
English Regnal yearN/A
Buddhist calendar1595
Burmese calendar413
Byzantine calendar6559–6560
Chinese calendar庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
3748 or 3541
    — to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
3749 or 3542
Coptic calendar767–768
Discordian calendar2217
Ethiopian calendar1043–1044
Hebrew calendar4811–4812
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1107–1108
 - Shaka Samvat972–973
 - Kali Yuga4151–4152
Holocene calendar11051
Igbo calendar51–52
Iranian calendar429–430
Islamic calendar442–443
Japanese calendarEishō 6
Javanese calendar954–955
Julian calendar1051
Korean calendar3384
Minguo calendar861 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−417
Seleucid era1362/1363 AG
Thai solar calendar1593–1594
Tibetan calendar阳金虎年
(male Iron-Tiger)
1177 or 796 or 24
    — to —
(female Iron-Rabbit)
1178 or 797 or 25
Henry I of France marries Anna of Kiev.

Year 1051 (MLI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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  • Eustace II, count of Boulogne, visits England and is received with honour at the court by King Edward the Confessor. In Dover a fight breaks out between the Norman visitors and the locals, resulting in the deaths of several people. Edward blames the people of Dover and orders Godwin, earl of Wessex, to deal with them. Godwin refuses to obey Edward's order, and in response Edward raises an army and forces the Godwin family into exile.
  • Edward the Confessor invites William of Normandy to England. It is at this point that it is thought that Edward promises the English throne to William in the event of his death.[2]
  • Heregeld, commonly known as Danegeld, is abolished by Edward the Confessor. It has been collected for many years to provide funds for defending the country from Viking raiders.[3]

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  1. ^ Jim Bradbury, The Capetians: The History of a Dynasty, pp. 106–108.
  2. ^ "The death of Edward the Confessor and the conflicting claims to the English Crown - History of government". history.blog.gov.uk. Retrieved March 28, 2023.
  3. ^ Peterson, Bruce (1962). "The Danegeld and Its Effect on the Development of Property Law".
  4. ^ "Hilarion Of Kiev | Russian Orthodox metropolitan | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved March 28, 2023.
  5. ^ Rogers, Clifford J. (2010). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology. Oxford University Press. p. 68. ISBN 9780195334036.
  6. ^ "Mi Fu | Chinese artist | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved March 28, 2023.