On This Day

What Happened in September 1000

Historical Events


Battle of InterestBattle of Svolder

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.

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The Battle of Svolder, a naval battle fought between King Olaf Tryggvason of Norway and an alliance of his enemies
The Battle of Svolder, a naval battle fought between King Olaf Tryggvason of Norway and an alliance of his enemies
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Famous Deaths

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