1043 (The People's Chronology)
England's Edward the Confessor is crowned at Easter. He has received help in gaining the throne from the powerful Harold Godwine, earl of Wessex, whose daughter Edith he will marry in 1045.
The German king Heinrich III moves against Hungary's Samuel Aba, who has attacked eastern Bavaria. Now 25 and a childless widower, Heinrich is married November 1 to Agnes of Poitou, 19, the pious daughter of Guillaume V of Aquitaine and Pitou, who will bear him a son in 1050.
Venice elects Domenico Contarini doge. A member of one of the city-state's 12 leading families, Contarini will reign until 1070.
Córdoba's sovereign Abu al-Hazm Jahwar ibn Jahwar dies after a 12-year reign in which he has given the city-state peace and prosperity. His son Abu al-Walid Muhammad ar-Rashid will reign until 1058, using his political wiles to keep Seville's Abbadids out of Córdoba but gradually ceding authority to his vizier Ibn ar-Raqa.