- April 14: Henry III, son of Conrad II, is elected king of the Germans.
- November 12: Dying Emperor Constantine VIII of the Byzantine Empire marries his daughter Zoe of Byzantium to his chosen heir Romanus Argyrus.
- November 15: Romanus Argyrus becomes Eastern Roman Emperor as Romanus III.
- King Sancho III of Navarre conquers Castile.
- Canute becomes King of Norway.