On This Day

What Happened in 1000

Historical Events

  • Aug 20 The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
  • Sep 9 Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea: King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age. He leaps to his death overboard.
  • Oct 9 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America
  • Dec 25 Monarch Istvan crowned king of Hungary

Famous People Who Died in 1000

  • Sep 9 Olaf Tryggvason, King Olaf I of Norway (995-1000), dies after leaping overboard during Battle of Svolder