Centuries: 10th century - 11th century - 12th century
Decades: 1000s 1010s 1020s 1030s 1040s - 1050s - 1060s 1070s 1080s 1090s 1100s
Years: 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 - 1050 - 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055
Hedeby sacked by King Harald Hardraade of Norway during the course of a conflict with King Eric Estridsson of Denmark
King (Anund Jakob) of Sweden succeeded by (Emund den Gamle). See Swedish monarchs.
Zoe of Byzantium, Empress of the Eastern Roman Empire
Heads of states
Holy See - Leo IX pope (1049-1054)