January 6 - Harold II. Godwinson is crowned King of England the day after the death of Edward the Confessor.
March - Halley's Comet is observed and later depicted on a tapestry from Bayeux.
September 20 - Raid by Tostig Godwinson and Harald Hardraada on the east coast of England (Riccall, south of York). In the Battle of Fulford, Tostig and Harald defeated the early Anglo-Saxon Edwin and Morcar.
September 25 - King Harold II of England. Godwinson defeated the combined forces of Tostig Godwinson and Harald Hardraada in the Battle of Stamford Bridge.
September 28 - Norman Occupation: William the Conqueror, Duke of Norman, lands in the south of England.
October 14 - In the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror defeats the Anglo-Saxon army of Harold II. Godwinson. The Normans take control of England.
December 25 - William the Conqueror is crowned King of England.
December 30 - Massacre in Granada: A mob of Muslims breaks into the royal palace in Granada, crucifying the Jewish vizier Josef ibn Naghrel and massacring the majority of the Jewish population.
? - Henry of Burgundy, Count of Portugal, founder of the Portuguese line of the Burgundian family, father of the first Portuguese king Alfonso I. († 1112)
? - Judita Grojčská, Czech princess, daughter of Wrocław II. († December 17, 1108)
? - Irena Dukaina, wife of the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Komnen († 19 February 1123)
January 5 - Edward III Confessor, penultimate Anglo-Saxon king (* about 1004)
September 25 at the Battle of Stamford Bridge
Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria (* 1026?)
Harald Hardraada, the last Norwegian Viking king (* 1015)
October 14 - Harold II. Godwinson, the last Anglo-Saxon king, at the Battle of Hastings (* ca. 1022)
? - Stenkil, King of Sweden (* 1028)
Heads of State
Czech Principality - Wroclaw II.
Pope - Alexander II.
Holy Roman Empire - Henry IV.
Kingdom of England - Edward III Confessor / Harold II. Godwinson / William I. The Conqueror
Kingdom of Aragon - Ramiro I.
Barcelona County - Ramon Berenguer I. Old
Duchy of Burgundy - Robert I. Old
Byzantine Empire - Constantine X. Dukas
Kingdom of Denmark - Sven II. Estridsen
Kingdom of France - Philip I
Kievan Rus - Izjaslav I. Yaroslavich
Kingdom of Castile - Sancho II. Strong
Kingdom of Leon - Alfonso VI. Brave
Kingdom of Navarre - Sancho IV.
Kingdom of Norway - Harald III. Hardrada / Magnus II. Haraldsson
Polish Principality - Boleslav II. Bold
Kingdom of Scotland - Malcolm III.
Kingdom of Sweden - Stenkil / Erik (VII.) Stenkilsson x Erik (VIII.) Pagan
Kingdom of Hungary - Solomon
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