Year 1047 (MXLVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1047 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1047
Ab urbe condita1800
Armenian calendar496
Assyrian calendar5797
Balinese saka calendar968–969
Bengali calendar454
Berber calendar1997
English Regnal yearN/A
Buddhist calendar1591
Burmese calendar409
Byzantine calendar6555–6556
Chinese calendar丙戌(Fire Dog)
3743 or 3683
    — to —
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
3744 or 3684
Coptic calendar763–764
Discordian calendar2213
Ethiopian calendar1039–1040
Hebrew calendar4807–4808
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1103–1104
 - Shaka Samvat968–969
 - Kali Yuga4147–4148
Holocene calendar11047
Igbo calendar47–48
Iranian calendar425–426
Islamic calendar438–439
Japanese calendarEishō 2
Javanese calendar950–951
Julian calendar1047
Korean calendar3380
Minguo calendar865 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−421
Seleucid era1358/1359 AG
Thai solar calendar1589–1590
Tibetan calendar阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
1173 or 792 or 20
    — to —
(female Fire-Pig)
1174 or 793 or 21
Val ès Dunes battle-en
Map of the Battle of Val-ès-Dunes (1047)


By place

Byzantine Empire

  • September 2528 – Rebel general Leo Tornikios (a nephew of Emperor Constantine IX) proclaimes himself emperor at Adrianople and besieges Constantinople. Byzantine troops personally led by Constantine repel him and re-occupy the walls. Tornikios is forced to withdraw, while his followers start to abandon him. Finally, he is captured at a church in Boulgarophygon (modern Turkey) and is publicly blinded.[1]
  • Winter – Constantine IX allows the Pecheneg tribes to cross the Danube River and to settle permanently in Byzantine territory. He buys their alliance with presents, using them to attack his enemies – Bulgars and Magyars – in the rear and so to prevent any southward advance of the Kievan Rus'.[2]


By topic





  1. ^ Kazhdan, Alexander (1991). The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, p. 2097. New York: Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ John Julius Norwich (2011). Byzantium: The Apogee, pp. 314–315. ISBN 0-394-53779-3.
  3. ^ Raoul Manselli (1960). "Altavilla, Drogone". Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, vol. 2. Alberto Ghisalberti (ed.)
  4. ^ David C. Douglas (1999). William the Conqueror, p. 1026. (Yale University Press).
1040s in England

Events from the 1040s in England.

2004 Russian aircraft bombings

In a terrorist attack on the night of 24 August 2004, explosive devices were detonated on board two domestic passenger flights that had taken off from Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, causing the destruction of both aircraft and the loss of all 90 people on board them.

Subsequent investigations concluded that two Chechen female suicide terrorists were responsible for the bombings, which were also later claimed by the leader of the Chechen insurgency.


Neferkare Amenemnisu was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 21st Dynasty.


BD-1047 is a sigma receptor antagonist, selective for the σ1 subtype. It has effects in animal studies suggestive of antipsychotic activity and may also be useful in the treatment of neuropathic pain.More recent studies also suggest a novel role for BD-1047 in attenuating ethanol-induced neurotoxicity in vitro, and additional research is being conducted on this compound as a possible pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder (AUD)

Brandenburg Concertos

The Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 1046–1051, original title: Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments) are a collection of six instrumental works presented by Bach to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, in 1721 (though probably composed earlier). They are widely regarded as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era.

Cai Jing

Cai Jing (1047–1126), courtesy name Yuanchang (元長), was a government official and calligrapher who lived during the Northern Song dynasty of China. He is also fictionalised as one of the primary antagonists in Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.

Design 1047 battlecruiser

Design 1047, also known as Project 1047, was a series of plans for a class of Dutch battlecruisers prior to the Second World War. The ships were intended to counter a perceived threat posed by Imperial Japanese aggression to the Dutch colonies in the East Indies. Dutch intelligence believed that the Imperial Japanese Navy would deploy its capital ships (aircraft carriers and battleships) against their counterparts of the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy, leaving heavy and light cruisers, along with seaplane carriers, as the largest ships available for an advance into the East Indies. As such, the 1047s were shaped by the need to be able to fight their way through a fleet composed of these ships and smaller destroyers. It was hoped that this capability would allow the battlecruisers to act as a fleet in being.

After a recommendation from high-ranking Dutch naval officers that the Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy) be bolstered so any attacker would have to deploy a significant amount of their fleet to the East Indies, keeping it from other theaters of war, the Minister of Defense ordered the Navy to prepare designs for a two or three-member class of battlecruisers. As they had not previously designed a modern capital ship, and the only information available on modern designs came from public literature and editions of Jane's Fighting Ships, the Dutch turned to Germany. This initially bore no results, as the two sides were unable to come to terms. During this time, a preliminary plan was drawn up without foreign assistance; completed on 11 July 1939, it was missing many of the post-First World War advances in warship technology. In particular, the armor protection was completely outmoded.

Germany and the Netherlands were eventually able to reach an agreement where Germany would release plans and drawings based upon their ideas for a battlecruiser, in return for a guarantee that all needed equipment would be ordered from German firms. With their assistance (mainly through NV Ingenieurskantoor voor Scheepsbouw), a rough design was formulated by February 1940. A visit to Italy prompted a rethink of the internal layout, which led to a set of drawings dated 19 April 1940. This is the last known design produced prior to Germany's invasion and occupation of the Netherlands. Final plans for the ships were never completed, and the ships were never constructed.

EBCDIC 037-2

Code page 37-2 is an EBCDIC code page with the full Latin-1 character set. It is closely related to both EBCDIC 037 and EBCDIC 1047, both of which also encode Latin-1, differing in four places from the former and in two places from the latter.


Code page 1047 is an EBCDIC code page with the full Latin-1 character set. It is closely related to both EBCDIC 037-2 (with only two points differing) and EBCDIC 037 (with six points differing), both of which also encode Latin-1.

CCSID 924 is the Euro currency update of code page/CCSID 1047. In that code page, the "¤" (currency) character at code point 9F is replaced with the "€" (Euro) character.


Grimketel (died 1047) was an English clergyman who went to Norway as a missionary and was partly responsible for the conversion of Norway to Christianity. He initiated the beatification of Saint Olaf. On his return to England he became Bishop of Selsey and also for a time Bishop of Elmham. He was accused, by some, of being guilty of simony.

Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria

Henry VII (died 16 October 1047) was the count of Luxembourg (as Henry II) from 1026 and duke of Bavaria from 1042 until his death. He was a son of Frederick of Luxembourg, count of Moselgau, and possibly Ermentrude of Gleiberg.

In 1026, he inherited Luxembourg from his uncle Henry I. This included charge of the abbeys of Saint-Maximin in Trier and Saint-Willibrord in Echternach. In 1042, he was given Bavaria by the Emperor Henry III, who had hitherto held it, but who needed a resident duke to deal with the raids of Samuel Aba, king of Hungary.

He never married. His brother Giselbert succeeded him in Luxembourg, while Bavaria escheated to the emperor, who gave it to Cuno.

Magnus the Good

Magnus Olafsson (Old Norse: Magnús Óláfsson, Norwegian and Danish: Magnus Olavsson; c. 1024 – 25 October 1047), better known as Magnus the Good (Old Norse: Magnús góði, Norwegian and Danish: Magnus den gode), was the King of Norway from 1035 and King of Denmark from 1042, ruling over both countries until his death in 1047.

He was an illegitimate son of Olaf II of Norway, but fled with his mother when his father was dethroned in 1028. He returned to Norway in 1035 and was crowned king at the age of 11. In 1042, he was also crowned king of Denmark. Magnus ruled the two countries until 1047, when he died under unclear circumstances. After his death, his kingdom was split between Harald Hardrada in Norway and Sweyn Estridsson in Denmark.


A mezzo-soprano or mezzo (English: , ; Italian: [ˈmɛddzo soˈpraːno] meaning "half soprano") is a type of classical female singing voice whose vocal range lies between the soprano and the contralto voice types. The mezzo-soprano's vocal range usually extends from the A below middle C to the A two octaves above (i.e. A3–A5 in scientific pitch notation, where middle C = C4; 220–880 Hz). In the lower and upper extremes, some mezzo-sopranos may extend down to the F below middle C (F3, 175 Hz) and as high as "high C" (C6, 1047 Hz).

The mezzo-soprano voice type is generally divided into the coloratura, lyric, and dramatic mezzo-soprano.

Oberg, California

Oberg is a former settlement in Los Angeles County, California. It lay at an elevation of 1047 feet (319 m). Oberg appeared on USGS maps as of 1933.

Pope Clement II

Pope Clement II (Latin: Clemens II; born Suidger von Morsleben; died 9 October 1047), was Pope from 25 December 1046 until his death in 1047. He was the first in a series of reform-minded popes from Germany.

Suidger was the Bishop of Bamberg. In 1046, he accompanied Henry, King of Germany, when at the request of laity and clergy of Rome, Henry went to Italy and summoned the Council of Sutri, which deposed Popes Benedict IX and Sylvester III, and accepted the resignation of Gregory VI. Henry suggested Suidger for Pope, and he was then elected, taking the name of Clement II. Clement then proceeded with the coronation of Henry as Holy Roman Emperor.

Clement's brief tenure as pope saw the enactment of more stringent prohibitions against simony.

Sulayhid dynasty

The Sulayhid dynasty (بنو صليح, Banu Ṣulayḥ) was an Ismaili Shia dynasty established in 1047 by Ali ibn Muhammad al-Sulayhi that ruled most of historical Yemen at its peak. The Sulayhids brought to Yemen peace and a prosperity unknown since Himyaritic times. The regime was affiliated to the Cairo-based Fatimid Caliphate and was a constant enemy of the Zaidi Shia rulers of Yemen throughout its existence. The dynasty ended with Arwa al-Sulayhi affiliating to the Taiyabi Ismaili sect as opposed to the Hafizi Ismaili sect that the other Ismaili dynasties such as the Zurayids and the Hamdanids (Yemen) adhered to.

USS Voge

USS Voge (FF-1047), a Garcia-class frigate of the United States Navy was named after Rear Admiral Richard George Voge. Voge fulfilled a Protection of Shipping (POS) mission as anti-submarine warfare (ASW) combatants for amphibious expeditionary forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant convoys. Voge made notable contributions to submarine 'hold-down' tactics with sister ship Koelsch. A Soviet submarine collided into the Voge in 1976.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1047

United Nations Security Council resolution 1047, adopted unanimously on 29 February 1996, after recalling resolutions 808 (1993), 827 (1993), 936 (1994) and 955 (1994), the Council appointed Louise Arbour as Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).The Council noted the resignation of the former Prosecutor, Richard Goldstone, with effect from 1 October 1996, and decided that term of Louise Arbour, a Canadian judge, would begin on that date.

Ælfwine of Winchester

Ælfwine (died 1047) was Bishop of Winchester from 1032 until his death. He was one of King Cnut's priests prior to his appointment as bishop, and became a powerful and influential figure at Cnut's court.

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