What Happened in 1040

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Historical Events

  • May 21 King Henry III gives Utrecht the Groninger currency
  • Jul 10 Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry, according to legend, to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes
  • Aug 15 King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth (not murdered in his sleep as in Shakespeare's play). The latter does succeed him as King.

Did You Know?

Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry, according to legend, to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes

On July 10, 1040


Famous People Born in 1040

  • Feb 22 Rashi, French rabbi (d. 1105)
  • Jun 27 King Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 17 Harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies
  • Aug 15 King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle at ca. 39 years
  • Oct 1 Alan III, Duke of Brittany (poisoned) (b. 997)