On This Day

Events in History in 1046

  • Mar 5 Persian scholar Naser Khosrow begins the 7 year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama
  • Aug 23 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese
  • Dec 20 Pope Gregory VI abdicates at the Council of Sutri, ending a conflict between himself, Benedict IX and Sylvester III; Clement II becomes the new Pope
  • Dec 24 Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected
  • Dec 25 Pope Clemens VI crowns Henry III as Holy Roman Emperor