1051 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1051
Ab urbe condita 1804
Armenian calendar 500
Assyrian calendar 5801
Balinese saka calendar 972–973
Bengali calendar 458
Berber calendar 2001
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1595
Burmese calendar 413
Byzantine calendar 6559–6560
Chinese calendar 庚寅(Metal Tiger)
3747 or 3687
    — to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
3748 or 3688
Coptic calendar 767–768
Discordian calendar 2217
Ethiopian calendar 1043–1044
Hebrew calendar 4811–4812
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1107–1108
 - Shaka Samvat 972–973
 - Kali Yuga 4151–4152
Holocene calendar 11051
Igbo calendar 51–52
Iranian calendar 429–430
Islamic calendar 442–443
Japanese calendar Eishō 6
Javanese calendar 954–955
Julian calendar 1051
Korean calendar 3384
Minguo calendar 861 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −417
Seleucid era 1362/1363 AG
Thai solar calendar 1593–1594
Tibetan calendar 阳金虎年
(male Iron-Tiger)
1177 or 796 or 24
    — to —
(female Iron-Rabbit)
1178 or 797 or 25

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


By place

  • Eustace II, count of Boulogne, visits England and is receive 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.
  • Heregeld is abolished by Edward the Confessor. It has been collected for many years to provide funds for defending the country from Viking raiders.

By topic




  1. ^ Jim Bradbury, The Capetians: The History of a Dynasty, pp. 106–108.
  2. ^ Rogers, Clifford J. (2010). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology. Oxford University Press. p. 68. ISBN 9780195334036.

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