|Centuries:||10th century – 11th century – 12th century|
|Decades:||1010s 1020s 1030s – 1040s – 1050s 1060s 1070s|
|Years:||1046 1047 1048 – 1049 – 1050 1051 1052|
- Beginning of the Banu Hilal invasions in the Maghrib. They are organized by the Egyptian Fatimid dynasty to punish their former Zirid vassals.
- A truce is declared between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuk Turks.
- Construction of the large Iron Pagoda in Kaifeng, China, is completed in this year during the Song Dynasty.
- The Pisans successfully complete the take over of Sardegna upon the Andalusian occupiers.
- Viking Irish raiders ally with Gruffydd ap Rhydderch of Gwent in raiding along the River Usk. Ealdred, Bishop of Worcester, is unsuccessful in driving them off.