Calendar overview 1046
|Clement II becomes the first reform pope .|
|1046 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||494/495 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1589/90 (southern Buddhism); 1588/89 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||62nd (63rd) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||408/409 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||424/425 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||437/438 (July 7th / 8th)|
|Jewish calendar||4806/07 (September 3-4)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1356/57 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1357/58 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1102/03 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
Holy Roman Empire and Papacy
- December 20 : The King Heinrich III. convened Synod of Sutri begins. Pope Gregory VI. has the opportunity to defend himself against the allegation of simony . The synod also deliberates on reform issues .
- December 24th : King Heinrich III. sets three simultaneously reigning Popes in Rome, Gregory VI. , Benedict IX. and New Year III. , and appoints the German Suitger von Bamberg as the new Pope . This is considered the first reform pope .
- December 25th : As Clemens II, the new head of the church crowns King Heinrich III. to the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire .
- Andreas and his brother Levente from the Arpad family return to Hungary from their exile with the Kievan Rus . With the help of the pagan nobles, they take the only with the support of the German King Heinrich III. ruling Peter Orseolo and blind him together with his sons. Peter dies a little later from his injuries. Andrew becomes King of Hungary .
City rights and first documentary mentions
- First documented mention of Nürtingen
- The Islamic religious scholar Ibn Yasin begins to proclaim his Orthodox Sunni teachings among the Berbers in the western Sahara.
Exact date of birth unknown
- Balderich von Bourgueil , French abbot, bishop, writer and poet († 1130 )
- Walter de Lacy , scion of a Norman noble family († 1085 )
- Leo Marsicanus , cardinal, librarian and historian († 1115 )
Born around 1046
Date of death secured
- January 24th : Ekkehard II , Margrave of Meißen (* around 985 )
- February 15 : Druthmar , Abbot of Corvey
- March 31 : Guido von Pomposa , Benedictine (* around 970 )
- September 24th : Gerhard , first bishop of Csanád (* around 980 )
- September 27 : Bystrík , bishop and martyr
- December 25th : Eberhard I , Bishop of Constance
Exact date of death unknown
- Gotzelo II. , Duke of Lower Lorraine (* 1008 )
- Oliba de Besalú , Count of Berga and Bishop of Vic (* 971 )
- Peter Orseolo , King of Hungary (* around 1008 )
- Wilhelm Eisenarm , Norman Count of Apulia
- Yin Shu , Chinese politician, man of letters, administrative officer and Confucian scholar (* 1001 )